The Washington Nationals said Monday that— the nation’s top infectious ailment qualified and self-described lover of the — will toss out the Opening Day pitch when the workforce hosts the New York Yankees on Thursday evening.
“Dr. Fauci has been a real winner for our region in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and all through his distinguished job, so it is only fitting that we honor him as we kick off the 2020 period and protect our World Series Championship title,” the Nationals tweeted.
Thehas been lengthy delayed owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The league’s spring education was shelved in March simply because of the outbreak, but teams resumed their preparations this month. The Nationals-Yankees matchup will kick off Thursday at 7:08 p.m. ET.
There will be no fans at Opening Day at Nationals Park and it will be adopted by a activity among the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers, according to CBS Sports. The MLB time has been shortened to 60 games.
Fauci, who has been a main member of the, was spotted in June wearing a Nationals-themed through testimony on Capitol Hill.
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