Shift more than, Max Scherzer … the Nats are now relying on Dr. Anthony Fauci to pump in a fastball on Opening Working day — the team states it is really tapped the COVID-19 qualified to toss out the ceremonial initially pitch Thursday!
It is a huge honor for Fauci … the dude is a self-proclaimed Nationals superfan — and WA team officers say they couldn’t be happier he acknowledged their invite to aid kick off their period this 7 days.
“Dr. Fauci has been a accurate champion for our region in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the course of his distinguished career,” the Nats said.
“So it is only fitting that we honor him as we kick off the 2020 time and defend our Environment Sequence Championship title.”
Fauci will just take the bump just minutes ahead of the Nats host the New York Yankees at Nationals Park in D.C.
Unclear what Fauci’s arm seems like from 60 feet, 6 inches … but we ain’t anticipating any 50 Cent kind shenanigans in the course of the pregame ceremony.
Remember … 79-12 months-outdated Fauci was really the athlete back in the day — running the position for Regis H.S. in NYC in 1958.
In truth, President Trump even praised Fauci’s athletic capacity a pair months in the past at a White Household briefing!
No force, Doc … you acquired this!!