Dr. Anthony Fauci will be heading to the baseball stadium to throw out the first pitch on Major League Baseball’s opening day. The event, which takes place on Thursday, kicks off what will be a shortened MLB season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In a Twitter post announcing the news, the Washington Nationals tweeted they are “thrilled” to have the nation’s top infectious disease expert- and “Nats super-fan” – on hand to celebrate their opening game against the New York Yankees.
A statement from the Washington Nationals regarding Opening Day. pic.twitter.com/iejxXeAA4V
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 20, 2020
“The Washington Nationals are thrilled to announce that Nats super-fan, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has accepted our invitation to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day, Thursday, July 23,” the team told fans.
“Dr. Fauci has been a true champion for our country during the Covid-19 pandemic and throughout his distinguished career, so it is only fitting that we honor him as we kick off the 2020 season and defend our World Series Championship title,” the Nationals shared on Twitter.