WASHINGTON, D.C. – The most popular man at National Park on the Opening Day stopped to take a photo with a fan on the way. Then, like everyone else entering the stadium, he lost his temperature.
Dumb 97.3! chirp the staff holding infrared thermometers.
And then, Dr. Anthony Fauci, 79, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, strode into the football field.
That morning, the Nationals learned that their youngest and brightest star, 21-year-old left midfielder Juan Soto, tested positive for COVID-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus. A month earlier, the man who made more sense to Washington baseball than anyone else, 35-year-old first-manager Ryan Zimmerman, announced he would not join the season because he cares about health. of his family. So on Thursday, the world champions had to celebrate their first title without their fans and no two men brought them there.
This is pandemic baseball. This is a bargain we get when society decides we want to watch sports regardless of the cost. The man responsible for leading the nation against coronavirus threw a ritual first for a man who might have been exposed to coronavirus.
Even God doesn't want this. With two and one at the top of the sixth inning, the sky opened and lightning struck through the sky. The jumbotron has inadvertently enticed non-existent fans to leave their seats …
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