Everyone’s favorite epidemiologist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is set to throw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals’ home opener on Thursday.
That’s right, the mastermind behind the COVID-19 shutdown that landed tens of millions of Americans on unemployment, countless businesses bankrupt, families struggling to make ends meet, God-only-knows how many people left without non-COVID medical care, and millions of children forced out of school is now being honored with the first pitch at a baseball game that fans won’t be allowed to attend, because it’s too “dangerous.”
"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," the team wrote in an official statement.
A statement from the Washington Nationals regarding Opening Day. pic.twitter.com/iejxXeAA4V— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 20, 2020
But if anything is consistence, it’s Fauci’s inconsistency – and this is no exception. The Nationals are set to play the New York Yankees Thursday, and Fauci, whose family hails from Brooklyn, said he’s a fan of both teams - meaning no one really knows where he stands on this week's game.
You know, kind of like when someone says you should wear a mask and also not wear a mask. But hey, if you were looking for anything to make sense these days, it's a safe bet that you're out of luck. Especially when it comes to the COVID pandemic, the shutdown...and the people making the calls.