Dr Anthony Fauci to throw Washington Nationals opening game first


WASHINGTON – Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease specialist, will throw the ceremonial first pitch in the opening game of the regular season delayed by a Major League Baseball pandemic.The Washington Nationals announced Monday that Fauci – a self-proclaimed fan of the defending World Series champions – had accepted the team’s invitation to have the pre-game honor Thursday night.

The Nationals host the New York Yankees to open the season almost four months after the scheduled start. Spring training was halted in March due to the COVID-19 outbreak and teams have resumed preparing to play this month.

In their new version on the role of Fauci at the opening of the match, the Nationals describe him as “true champion of our country” during the pandemic “and throughout his brilliant career”.


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