Dr. Anthony Fauci started the MLB season with the ceremonial first pitch, but it didn’t go according to plan.
Fauci made sure the ball was socially far from the catcher’s glove when he threw a wild pitch. He held the ball for too long, and he went to the side.
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Most people probably thought the field was so terrible because he is not a pitcher. But we’ve seen other celebrities throw out ceremonial first throws that landed pretty well. So what was wrong with Fauci? He told the Wall Street Journal that it was partly because he was trying too hard.
“Instead of making my normal move just bobbing the ball, which would have been the best thing to do, I thought, ‘Oh baby, I’d better put a lot of different things in it,'” said Fauci. “And I did. And you have seen what happened. ‘
Fauci added that he “completely destroyed” his arm while playing a few days before his pitch on Opening Day. He said that his arm “hung around my shoes.”
Although the field was terrible, the moment was unforgettable. And Topps decided to honor the moment with a specialized card, which set records.
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“Topps takes pride in capturing the unique moments of the MLB season, one baseball card at a time, and the inclusion of Dr. Fauci in this year’s Topps NOW cards is just one way we see the uniqueness of the 2020 season emphasize, “Emily Kless, Topps’ communications manager, USA Today told.
The Nationals were right about why Fauci was brought out in the first place.
Dr. Fauci has been a real champion for our country during the COVID-10 pandemic and throughout his excellent career, so it is only fitting that we honor him when we start the 2020 season and defend our World Series Championship title. ” the team said in a statement.