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Dr. Fauci to Throw Out First Pitch Opening Night

Dr. Fauci, yes Dr. Fauci, the 79-year-old physician from Brooklyn, will make his way to our nation’s capital Thursday night, where he will throw out the first pitch in celebration of the return to baseball.

Fauci, who currently serves as the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and is a member of the White House coronavirus task force, has been a main driving force in regards to our nations ongoing fight against the COVID pandemic.

“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,” praised the Washington Nationals in an official statement.

While it may seem as if Fauci currently has his hands tied, the doctor will be happy to see our nation’s pastime finally return into fruition. In a previous interview with Peter Hamby, Dr. Fauci mentioned  “I want to see them play again,” while talking about his current hometown team, the Washington Nationals.

In a year that has been full of the unknown, I feel as if it will be comforting to see someone who has provided guidance and a sense of security to many as a figure to kick-off a return to normalcy.


As the return of Major League Baseball is right around the corner, keep updated on COVID-19 cases among teams with our COVID tracker. 

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Peter Snyder is an Intern sportswriter who covers collegiate athletics as well as professional sports.
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