Yahoo Sports reports:
The most famous person on the field before Thursday opening night game between the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals wasn’t Aaron Judge, Max Scherzer or Gerrit Cole. It was Dr. Anthony Fauci, the infectious disease expert who has been so prominent in America’s response to the coronavirus.
During his time in the public eye, Fauci has made no secret of his baseball fandom, particularly his fandom of the Washington Nationals. So Fauci was picked by the Nats to throw out the first pitch of the delayed 2020 season — and he probably wants a do-over.
Fauci took the field in a Nats, jersey and cap. He had a mask covering his face, of course. He stretched out his arm a bit and then uncorked a wild first pitch. Probably a good thing there were no fans there to see it.
I know the headline was too obvious, but I couldn’t resist. Fauci, it bears stressing, is 79 years old. But as you’d predict, the cultists are already mocking him on Twitter.
Anthony Fauci, First Pitch Mechanics. pic.twitter.com/QxszDQJDuu
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 23, 2020
Dr. Anthony Fauci’s first pitch was a little outside but we will forgive him because he has been a busy man pic.twitter.com/YiAVAowwiL
— Antwan V. Staley (@antwanstaley) July 23, 2020
Who are these jerks mocking Fauci’s pitch? You go tell the country about COVID against the backdrop of a boss that’s out for you. I might have to turn this off. @ElieNYC back me up.
— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) July 23, 2020
Hi I’m from the future where scavino or some dumb trump account tweets side by side of Fauci pitch and trump pitch and trump retweets it because everything is so so so awful and stupid.
— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) July 23, 2020