Dr Anthony Fauci to throw first pitch in opening day game between Washington Nationals and New York Yankees

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The Washington Nationals said Monday that Dr Anthony Fauci – the country’s leading infectious disease expert and self-proclaimed fan of the reigning world series champions – will kick off the opening day pitch when the team host the New York Yankees on Thursday night.“Dr Fauci has been a true champion for our country during the COVID-19 pandemic and throughout his distinguished career, so it is fitting that we honor him as we begin the 2020 season and defend our championship title. World Series, ”the Nationals tweeted.

the Major League Baseball Season has been delayed for a long time due to the coronavirus pandemic. The league’s spring training was suspended in March due to the outbreak, but teams resumed preparations this month. The Nationals-Yankees game kicks off Thursday at 7:08 p.m. ET.

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