A statement from the Washington Nationals regarding Opening Day. pic.twitter.com/iejxXeAA4V
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 20, 2020
Or should I say we “struck out” coronavirus?? *eruption of laughter*.
The Nationals announced that Dr. Anthony Fauci will be throwing the ceremonial first pitch against the Yankees for Opening Day. Buddy let me tell you what, people are not amused. One person even claimed that they could not wait for the boos to rain down on him. And since teams aren’t allowing fans in the stands I can only assume the boos will be coming from the voices in his head.
And I get what they are doing, trying to make it symbolic. Like when George Bush threw out the first pitch after 9/11. But also can the man bring the cheddar? Because that’s what America needs right now. We need that old son of a gun to put 92 on the black with some run on it. Let that damn coronavirus know when Fauci comes in he’s slamming the door shut. I don’t know, I’m just thinking out loud here.
The Nationals said “it is only fitting that we honor him as we kick off the 2020 season and defend our World Series Championship title.” They even refer to him as a super fan. Honestly the most surprising part about their statement was that they were defending World Series Champions. Holy shit. Was I the only one who forgot about that? I don’t know if it was because of the delayed season or because I hate the Nationals but I have basically no memory of the Nationals winning the World Series. Blegh. Gross.
Anyway, throwback to the greatest first pitch in MLB history.
*whispers* And here’s a little something special for reading the article
P.S. I’m watching the Rockies Rangers game while I write this and the Rangers new stadium is kinda weird. I don’t care for their backstop, huge Poppa Johns sign which is a crazy move.
-Jon Sensi (@jon_sensi)