WASHINGTON (WJZ) — Play ball! The defending World Series Champion Washington Nationals squared off against the New York Yankees Thursday in the nation’s capital to open up the 2020 MLB regular season, a season that will look quite different this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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The nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci threw out the honorary first pitch at the ball game, and it was just a bit outside!


Dr. Fauci walked to the mound sporting a Washington Nationals face covering, and threw a first pitch that was just a bit wide of the strike zone and into the ground.

The Nationals come into the season the reigning World Series Champion.

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