Ceremonial First Pitch Theater with Dr Anthony Fauci
At the beginning of the year, the likelihood of leading infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci throwing out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals' home opener would've been comically low.
However, 2020 continues to mock us relentlessly.
As a result, we were indeed treated to a late July MLB Opening Day featuring the 79-year old immunologist attempting to throw a baseball in the general vicinity of home plate in an empty ballpark.
While the honor was certainly deserved, the execution left much to be desired.
Dr. Anthony Fauci threw the ceremonial first pitch of the 2020 Major League Baseball season before the game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees https://t.co/M5RjN69WVV pic.twitter.com/FGIHKmH5Ok— CNN (@CNN) July 25, 2020
Sadly, our favorite doctor and baseball enthusiast might need to seek a second opinion on those pitching mechanics.
However, even though other failed first pitchers have been duly mocked, the hate flowing towards Fauci has taken on a decidedly partisan flavor:
After that first pitch I would tell Fauci to stick to science but he doesn’t know what he’s doing there, either.— Gary Sheffield Jr. (@GarysheffieldJr) July 23, 2020
Throws a baseball like that and you want us to trust him😂😂😂😂— john mooney (@Mooney802) July 25, 2020
This is just the type of sophisticated commentary we've come to expect from random Twitter users.
Dr. Fauci's first pitch was just trying to social distance from home plate.— Kyndall (@KyndallFreer) July 23, 2020
Obvious, but still solid.
Meanwhile, back at the White House, there was a large baby and malignant narcissist experiencing feelings of rage and insecurity triggered by the continuing popularity of the good doctor.
This individual then fabricated an offer from the New York Yankees to throw out a first pitch at Yankee Stadium, only to cancel the pretend invite shortly thereafter.
Here's a photo of this tragic figure in action:
This boob can barely drink a glass of water with one hand. Think he's going to risk throwing the first pitch at Yankee Stadium? PFFT.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) July 24, 2020
Look at him trying to catch this softly lobbed ball. Sad. pic.twitter.com/cSDO24QDcF
Oh, and there's also this fun little memento:
Dr. Fauci got his own Topps card! https://t.co/KtYfbi5Xef— Crooks and Liars (@crooksandliars) July 26, 2020
We can only hope Topps can avoid the inevitable ban threat.