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    JURGEN KLOPP took his moaning to another level by claiming the Fulham pitch was ‘dry' after Liverpool scraped a 2-2 draw. Mo Salah rescued a point against the Prem new-boys by scoring in the opening game of the season for a SIXTH campaign in a row. 1Jurgen Klopp reckons a dry pitch had something to do with Liverpool's draw at FulhamCredit: AFP But Reds boss Klopp, who spent the build-up likening fixture congestion to climate change, snapped: “The result is not a defeat — but the performance was a defeat. “I don’t want to take anything away from Fulham, they did really well. “But there were moments we weren’t even close to what we should have been. We didn’t find a way into the game. “We are used to more dominance but we didn’t play quick enough. READ MORE SUN STORIESCASH & NAB Liverpool close to Naby Keita extension as it will be cheaper than replacementTRANSFER NEWS Chelsea in Frenkie de Jong £59m plus Alonso bid, Cristiano Ronaldo future “The attitude was not right in the beginning, then we wanted...
    Cincinnati Bengals starting quarterback Joe Burrow threw out the first pitch as part of the Cincinnati Reds’ Opening Day celebration, meeting Joey Votto right beforehand. Right after meeting Joey Votto, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow threw out the first pitch at Cincinnati Reds‘ Opening Day. Burrow is fresh off his sensational sophomore season in the NFL, as he took the previously toothless Bengals all the way to the Super Bowl. Even though they came up short to the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi, it was a season for the ages on the Queen City gridiron and hopefully a sign of more good things to come. However, Votto is a legend on the diamond and now over on TikTok. Here is Burrow and Bengals teammates Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins meeting Votto in person. The two Cincinnati ???? meet.Joey Votto ???? Joe Burrow pic.twitter.com/2z7ULrELcM — Brandon Saho (@BrandonSaho) April 12, 2022 And here is Burrow throwing a dart to head coach Zac Taylor behind the plate on Opening Day. STRIKE ‼ Bengals Quarterback Joe Burrow throws the 2022 Reds Opening Day First Pitch...
    Grammy Award-winning artist Yandel will take the mound for the Miami Marlins during their home opener Thursday against Philadelphia at 6:40 p.m., with the popular Puerto Rican performer set to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Yandel, who has tallied numerous multi-platinum hits over his career such as “Los Extraterrestres” and “Pa’l Mundo,” will soon close out his tour as the duo Wisin and Yandel. Following the first pitch, local artist Calen Santos will perform the national anthem. The home opener will be kicked off by festivities beginning on the West Plaza and later carried over to the Biscayne Bay Brew Hall. Entrances for the pre-game festivities will begin at 4:30 p.m., while pre-game ceremonies will start at 6 p.m. The first 8,000 fans to enter the game will receive a 2022 magnet schedule. Attendees are also encouraged to remain in their seats after the game to enjoy the inaugural post-game LED light show. Tickets for Thursday’s game at loanDepot Park begin at $14 and can be purchased at mlb.com/marlins/tickets. Continuing the celebration throughout the weekend, the Marlins, along with...
    New Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson received a rousing ovation as he threw the first pitch at the Colorado Rockies Opening Day. Denver has a new quarterback and the entire city looks happy to celebrate that, including the Rockies. On Friday, Colorado hosted the Dodgers to get their 2022 season started with Opening Day. Russell Wilson was the obvious choice to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.Watch: Russell Wilson throws out first pitch at Rockies Opening DayNew Broncos’ QB Russell Wilson throws out the first pitch at Rockies’ Opening Day ⚾️???? @brgridiron Wilson was drafted by Colorado in 2010 (via @Broncos) pic.twitter.com/dWw1DsSPHU — B/R Walk-Off (@BRWalkoff) April 8, 2022 Wilson’s appearance on Opening Day had a double meaning. He’s now the quarterback of the Broncos, so of course, he’d be welcome at the Rockies‘ home field. In an alternate universe, Wilson might have taken the field at Coors Field as a member of the Rockies. They drafted him in the fourth round of the 2010 MLB Draft and he featured in the minor leagues with the Tri-City Dust Devils...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — For the first time in three years, the San Francisco Giants will be welcoming a sold-out crowd to Oracle Park Friday as hopes were soaring high among the faithful for a repeat of last year’s historic National League West championship season. Young ace Logan Webb will be taking the mound at 1:35 p.m. against the Florida Marlins and the Giants fans simply can’t wait. READ MORE: Elderly Woman Held At Gunpoint In San Francisco Home Invasion Robbery“This is a ball town, it’s a baseball town,” said Pete Strasser. “It always will be.” But there will be a some fan-favorites missing from the action. Future Hall of Famer Buster Posey has retired. Outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr., whose late inning heroics in 2021 captured the hearts of the faithful begins the season sidelined by injuries as is veteran Third baseman Evan Longoria. “There are always injuries on every team,” versatile infielder Wilmer Flores said. “The good thing about this team is there are always good options where you can keep a good level of baseball going. That’s...
    (CNN)Shohei Ohtani had a bittersweet MLB Opening Day.The 27-year-old Ohtani made history on Thursday as he became the first player in the history of the American and National Leagues to throw his team's first pitch of the season and face his team's first pitch as a hitter. However the Japanese star's efforts, which included throwing seven pitches measured at 99 miles per hour, were in vain as the Los Angeles Angels lost 3-1 to the Houston Astros at a sold-out Angel Stadium. Why is baseball no longer Americas Game?The new "Ohtani rule," introduced ahead of the 2022 season, meant the two-way star stayed in the game as the designated hitter after he was done pitching. "My splitter was a little bit all over the place, but I felt good about my fastball, curveball and slider," Ohtani said, according to MLB.comRead More"I had a chance in my last at-bat to tie the game, but I couldn't come through, which was disappointing. On the pitching side, I felt like the pitch count was high and it didn't allow me to stay in...
    New York Mets fans got a scare when first baseman Pete Alonso took a pitch to the shoulder/head in the team’s Opening Day game against the Washington Nationals. The New York Mets were making a good first impression on Opening Day, as they held a 5-1 lead entering the bottom of the ninth inning. However, the team and fanbase received quite the scare in that inning. First baseman Pete Alonso had a 2-2 count against Mason Thompson, but he was hit high by a 94.9 mph sinker. Alonso’s helmet flew off before he hit the ground. Manager Buck Showalter immediately pulled him from the game. Pete Alonso has left the game after getting hit by a pitch. Starling Marte voiced his displeasure, as its the 3rd time a Nationals pitcher has hit a Met tonight. pic.twitter.com/eP6uMW6wky — SNY (@SNYtv) April 8, 2022 Mets: Pete Alonso hit in head, shoulder by pitch on Opening Day Alonso did receive a bloody mouth as a result of the hit by pitch. While he did leave the game, he was shown back in the...
    OPENING Day is the term used to refer to the day that Major League Baseball teams begin their regular season. This year's Opening Day will commence on Thursday, April 7; it typically always falls during the first week of April. 2JP Sears #92 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays on March 30, 2022Credit: Getty Images - Getty When does my team play? On April 7, 2022, the first nine pitchers will put their best pitch forward for the starting pitches. The following teams will pitch on April 7: Red Sox at Yankees - 1.05pm ET Cubs at Brewers - 2.20pm ET Mets at Nationals - 4.05pm ET Guardians at Royals - 4.10pm ET Mariners at Twins - 4.10pm ET Pirates at Cardinals - 4.15pm ET Reds at Braves - 8.08pm ET Astros at Angels - 9.38pm ET Padres at Diamondbacks - 9.40pm ET The following teams will pitch on April 8: White Sox at Tigers - 1.10pm ET Brewers at Cubs - 2.20pm ET Athletics at Phillies - 3.05pm ET Orioles at Rays...
    ALUN WYN JONES suffered injury heartbreak - just three months after his miracle Lions comeback. In identical fashion to when he dislocated his shoulder back in July, Jones had to be helped off the pitch as a medic held his crocked left arm. The Wales talisman, who was playing his record 149th Test, lasted just 20 minutes against the All Blacks. Cardiff fell silent, then stood to salute their hero as he walked off the pitch in this opening autumn international. Boss Wayne Pivac will now be fearing thew worst after 20 players were already ruled out before this game through either injury, illness or unavailability. Most read in SportLive BlogWALES VS NEW ZEALAND Fans go wild in Cardiff for All Blacks test but Welsh field weak teamFIGHT ON Jake Paul confirms Tommy Fury bout for December 18 and takes shot at rivalPicturedMOUR PAIN Mourinho eats meal off floor outside Cagliari's ground due to dressing room banDOUBLE INJURY What to know about Green Bay Packers star Kylin Hill's injuryLive BlogNEW REPORT Trade 'agreed if issues solved' around NFL star...
    WATFORD marked their Premier League return with a bang by beating Aston Villa 3-1 at Vicarage Road. It did not take long to get the party started with debutant Emmanuel Dennis firing the Hornets in front before Ismaila Sarr added a second just before half-time. 2Emmanuel Dennis celebrates after firing Watford in front against Aston Villa DREAM TEAM 2021/22 - IT'S NOT TOO LATE!PLAY DREAM TEAM FOR THE 2021/22 SEASON £100,000 prize pot up for grabs £50million budget to build your best XI Play in Mini Leagues against your mates, colleagues, etc Click here to play for FREE Dream Team app available through Apple Store and Google Play Store There was more joy to come after the break with Cucho Hernández - who had just come onto the pitch - letting fly from the edge of the box with a wonderful curling effort that nestled into the far corner. Minutes later Villa's John McGinn responded with a belter of his own and though new signing Danny Ings added a second from the penalty spot in the dying seconds,...
    More On: jen psaki ‘Boy, that is scary’: GOP outrage at WH flagging ‘misinformation’ to Facebook White House ‘flagging’ posts for Facebook to censor over COVID ‘misinformation’ Summer’s a bummer for socialists in denial: Goodwin Biden believes children need to learn ‘challenging’ US history White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki will throw the opening pitch Sunday for a game between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres. The announcement came Friday afternoon ahead of the DC team’s “William & Mary Day” that honors the press secretary’s Virginia alma mater. “On Sunday, July 18 against the San Diego Padres, the Nationals will host William & Mary Day,” the team said in a press release. “Ceremonial First Pitch will be thrown by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, a graduate of William & Mary.“ Press secretaries rarely receive the honor of throwing opening pitches, which are best-remembered for going to presidents and other senior officials. Last year, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, embarrassed himself by badly missing home plate at Nationals Park. He then violated his...
    Duggar Family Pics: Couples, Babies and More! 32 Insider Tips for Buying and Selling a House Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that he would not be participating in the first pitch ceremony during the Texas Rangers' home opener at Globe Life Field because of the MLB's decision to move its All-Star Game from Atlanta over recent voting legislation that passed in Georgia. MLB relaxing COVID-19 protocols for fully vaccinated players, staff USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Globe Life Field Preparing To Open For Texas Rangers Opener CBS Dallas Why Detroit Tigers manager is starting Akil Baddoo in center field vs. Twins Detroit Free Press Youngstown man keeps legacy of baseballs Negro League alive: History needs to know what happened to Black ballplayers WKYC-TV Cleveland Inside Politics: Second Baseball Season With The Pandemic P.1 WTVF Nashville, TN Sen. Kennedy on MLB Commissioner: Hes just made baseball a blue sport FOX News Sen. Tom Cotton on growing corporate...
    (CNN)It's Opening Day! And despite the massive bummer that the Washington Nationals-New York Mets game is being postponed due to Covid-19 concerns, there's still a lot of baseball that is going to be played today -- and for the next seven months or so!As a giant baseball and politics nerd, I've always been fascinated by the connection between the two. So I reached out to Frederic J. Frommer, author of "You Gotta Have Heart: Washington Baseball from Walter Johnson to the 2019 World Series Champion Nationals," and the head of sports PR at the Dewey Square Group, a public affairs firm in Washington, for some answers -- and a few history lessons, too!Our conversation, conducted via email and lightly edited for flow, is below. Cillizza: You argue that President Biden should make it a priority to throw out a first pitch sometime during his first term. Why? Frommer: Traditions are important in both sports and politics, and the Opening Day first pitch tradition historically cemented the relationship between our political leaders and the national pastime. It was especially important in...
    Greg Fiume/Getty Images President Joe Biden will not be throwing out the first pitch on Major League Baseball’s Opening Day this year, but fans curious about how he would have done can go to the videotape to find out. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki no doubt disappointed some fans this week when she confirmed that President Biden had declined an invitation to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at The Washington Nationals’ first game of the season. Psaki told reporters that “I know the President is eager to get out to Nationals Stadium. Many beautiful days, many beautiful baseball games ahead this spring. It’s not on his schedule this week, but I certainly expect that baseball fans will be hearing from him in the next couple days.” And they did, when the president sat for an 11-minute interview with ESPN’s Sage Steele. Toward the end of that interview, Biden reminisced about throwing out a first pitch as President Barack Obama’s vice president. “When I threw the first pitch out in Washington a couple years ago, I remember everybody talked...
    Chauvin trial: 9-year-old, teen who recorded video among witnesses Volkswagen is not changing name in US to Voltswagen When President Joe Biden won election last November, the Washington Nationals were eager to get him on the pitching mound.  Shortly after Biden was declared winner on Nov. 7, the Nationals tweeted that they "look forward to hosting President-Elect Biden on Opening Day of the 2021 season." We look forward to hosting President-Elect Biden on Opening Day of the 2021 [email protected] // #NATITUDE pic.twitter.com/n3YzL7olWA— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) November 8, 2020 It wasn't so much an invitation as it was an expectation that the the newly elected most powerful man in the world would show up to Nationals Park on opening day.  It turns out that Biden won't make the trip. This week, at least.  After the Nationals told The Washington Post on Tuesday that Biden would not be throwing the first pitch for Washington's home opener against the New York Mets on Thursday, the White House confirmed the news, while hinting that Biden might make an appearance at Nationals Park sometime...
    President Joe Biden will not throw out the first pitch before the hometown Washington Nationals take the field for opening day. The baseball team, which starts its season with an away series against the New York Mets, invited Biden to throw out the first pitch in November 2020 on the day most media outlets projected him to be the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Every president since President William Howard Taft has thrown out the first pitch at one point in his presidency during the years in which there was a team in the city until former President Donald Trump. "Well, first, let me say I know the president is eager to get out to Nationals stadium,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. “[There will be] many beautiful days, many beautiful baseball games ahead this spring. It’s not on his schedule this week, but I certainly expect that baseball fans will be hearing from him in the next couple of days.” HARDBALL: MLB PLAYERS COULD PITCH MOVING ALL-STAR GAME FROM ATLANTA OVER GEORGIA ELECTION LAW A Nationals spokesperson...
    The White House said Tuesday that President Joe Biden will not be throwing out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals' Thursday home opener. 'Well, first let me say I know the president is eager to get out to Nationals stadium, many beautiful days, many beautiful baseball games ahead this spring,' press secretary Jen Psaki said. 'It's not on his schedule this week, but I certainly expect that baseball fans will be hearing from him in the next couple days.'  Biden's decision to forgo the presidential tradition comes after Dr. Anthony Fauci tossed out the first pitch last year, only to be ridiculed for completely missing home plate.   White House press secretary Jen Psaki (left) said President Joe Biden (right) did not have Thursday's home opener for the Washington Nationals on his schedule to throw out the first pitch, but said baseball fans would be hearing from the president 'in the next couple days'  Dr. Anthony Fauci threw out the pitch at the Washington Nationals' delayed home opener in late July and the ball didn't make it...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden is not scheduled to toss out the Opening Day first pitch on Thursday for the Washington Nationals, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday. But she added that baseball fans will be hearing from him in the next few days. "I know the President's eager to get out to Nationals' stadium. Many beautiful days, many beautiful baseball games ahead this spring. It's not on the President's schedule this week but I certainly expect that baseball fans will be hearing from him in next couple of days," Psaki said during the White House briefing.Earlier Tuesday, the Nationals told The Washington Post Biden would not participate in the opening pitch. Nearly every sitting US president since William Howard Taft 1910 has thrown out a first pitch at a baseball game during their time in office. So far, President Donald Trump is the only president not to participate in the tradition. Bidens First 100 Days Biden says 90% of adults will be vaccine eligible in three weeks White House to host briefing for House members on border...
    MESA, Ariz. — For a non-roster invitee like San Francisco Giants right-handed pitcher Nick Tropeano, every spring training outing can be precarious and anything short of near perfection can smother any glimmer of hope for a highly-coveted Major League roster spot. In Tropeano’s case, Cactus League play had gone off without any missteps in his first five spring training outings. The 30-year-old righty allowed just one earned run in eight innings. On Friday, though, he surrendered a home run, two doubles, two earned runs and a walk in two innings in what turned into a 5-5 tie with the Chicago Cubs. With the competition so stiff for a spot in the Giants’ bullpen, the gravity of such a shaky outing could be large. Tropeano, however, is confident that Friday’s outing won’t overshadow his otherwise impressive work in camp. “You can’t really worry about some things you can’t control,” said Tropeano. “You’ve got to put yourself in a good position to make them make a hard decision. I think I put myself in a pretty good position. Knock on...
    The Boston Red Sox on Friday scratched Eduardo Rodriguez as the opening day starter because of a “dead arm” that pushed back his final spring tuneup. Nathan Eovaldi will face the Baltimore Orioles in the April 1 opener instead. Manager Alex Cora said Rodriguez missed a bullpen session on Wednesday, two days after lasting just two innings in a spring training start against Tampa Bay. He played catch Thursday and felt fine, Cora said. “With the schedule the way it is, he won’t be able to post,” said Cora, who had announced Rodriguez as the opening day starter last week. “It doesn’t add up. You start adding days and you run out of days.” Rodriguez had also been pegged to start the 2020 season opener before it was delayed by the coronavirus outbreak. The 27-year-old left-hander contracted COVID-19 and related heart problems that kept him from pitching at all last season. Cora said the current issue is unrelated to the myocarditis. “It’s just dead arm,” the manager said, adding, “going into ’20 he was supposed to be the...
    Washington — The Washington Nationals are making their pitch to President-elect Joe Biden. The Nats have invited Biden to toss out the ceremonial first ball next season on Opening Day. Washington is scheduled to host the New York Mets at Nationals Park on April 1. "We're excited to continue the long-standing tradition of sitting Presidents throwing out the first pitch at the home of the national pastime in our nation's capital," the team posted on Twitter this weekend. We look forward to hosting President-Elect Biden on Opening Day of the 2021 [email protected] // #NATITUDE pic.twitter.com/n3YzL7olWA— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) November 8, 2020 Biden last threw out a first ball as vice president, in 2009 when the Baltimore Orioles hosted the New York Yankees on Opening Day at Camden Yards. The right-hander threw a high fastball that brought O's catcher Chad Moeller out of his crouch. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Biden, a Little League shortstop who later played centerfield, has frequently been around ballfields. He saw the Phillies a few times in the postseason, including the...
    Nationals troll Donald Trump by inviting Joe Biden to throw out the first pitch on Opening Day. The Washington Nationals have trolled President Donald Trump in the funniest and most innocent of ways by inviting the President-Elect, Joe Biden, to throw out the first pitch at the Nationals opening day. It’s an honor Trump never got. Ok, have we stopped laughing yet? We look forward to hosting President-Elect Biden on Opening Day of the 2021 [email protected] // #NATITUDE pic.twitter.com/n3YzL7olWA — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) November 8, 2020 This isn’t unfamiliar territory for Biden who had the honor of throwing out the first pitch for the Baltimore Orioles on opening day in 2009 while he was Vice President. Trump never threw out the first pitch while President of the United States, even though he was an avid supporter of sports (minus LeBron James). He even invited the Washington Nationals to the White House after they won the World Series in 2019. Trump will be only one of two Presidents to not throw out the first pitch since 1910, the other was Jimmy Carter. The closest Trump...
    The Washington Nationals have invited president-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenMary Trump celebrates Biden-Harris victory: 'To America. Thanks, guys' Biden gives shoutout to Black Americans in victory speech: 'You always have my back, and I'll have yours' Biden vows to heal divided nation MORE to throw out the first pitch before the team's opening day game to begin the 2021 season.  "We're excited to continue the long-standing tradition of sitting Presidents throwing out the first pitch at the home of the national pastime in our nation's capital,'' the Washington, D.C.-based club said in a social media post over the weekend. The post was accompanied by a photo of Biden and his wife Jill at Nationals Park during his time as Vice President.  We look forward to hosting President-Elect Biden on Opening Day of the 2021 [email protected] // #NATITUDE pic.twitter.com/n3YzL7olWA— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) November 8, 2020 Biden thew out the first pitch at Camden Yards in Baltimore on Major League Baseball's Opening Day in 2009, ESPN reported, just months after he and former president Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaSunday shows preview: Joe Biden wins the 2020...
    The Washington Nationals made their pitch to President-elect Joe Biden. Shortly after Biden addressed the nation for the first time since winning the 2020 presidential election Saturday, the Nationals invited him to throw out the first pitch on Opening Day of the 2021 season. “We look forward to hosting President-elect Biden on Opening Day of the 2021 season,” the team wrote on Twitter. “We’re excited to continue the long-standing tradition of sitting Presidents throwing out the first pitch at the home of the national pastime in our nation’s capital.” Trump will become the second president to not throw out a first pitch at an MLB game since Howard Taft started the tradition in 1910. The other was Jimmy Carter. In January, President Trump said he had accepted an invitation from the Yankees to throw out the first pitch at a game on Aug. 15 — but it reportedly came as a surprise to the Yankees and ultimately never came to fruition. Joe Biden throwing out the Opening Day first pitch in 2009 in Baltimore before the Yankees-Orioles game.MLB via Getty...
    Hours after former Vice President Joe Biden was announced president-elect on Saturday, the Washington Nationals invited him to throw the first pitch on opening day of the team’s 2021 baseball season. We look forward to hosting President-Elect Biden on Opening Day of the 2021 [email protected] // #NATITUDE pic.twitter.com/n3YzL7olWA — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) November 8, 2020 The Nationals tweeted the invitation Saturday night, as Biden delivered his victory speech in Wilmington, Delaware. The Nats host the New York Mets at Nationals Park on opening day, scheduled for Thursday, April 1, 2021.
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, an immunologist and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who serves on the White House coronavirus task force, is a household name and, according to a recent survey, one of the most trusted men in America. In a national poll conducted by The New York Times and Siena College in the middle of June, 76% of respondents said they trusted Fauci for “accurate information” about the COVID-19 pandemic, compared with 26% who said they trusted President Trump. But the 79-year-old apparently couldn’t be trusted to know how far a Major League Baseball mound is from home plate. For the record, the distance is 60 feet 6 inches from the back of the pitcher’s “rubber” to the rear point of the plate. The doctor threw out the first pitch at the Washington, D.C., team’s home opener last week, and The Times reported on Monday that he “was determined to come to the Nationals mound prepared. Growing up in Brooklyn, he played shortstop on a local Catholic youth team. Days before the pitch on Thursday, he...
    Just before Dr. Anthony Fauci tossed out the first ball of Major League Baseball’s opening day last Thursday, President Donald Trump announced the president of the New York Yankees, Randy Levine, had invited him to toss the first pitch for the New York team on August 15. He was one-hundred-percent lying. Well, maybe 95 percent. Trump apparently had been asked years prior, as in, “You should come and do that some day,” what some would call an open invitation. There had not been a formal invitation, no date set, and until he made that announcement, the Yankees had neither been asked nor told. But he did it, The New York Times reports, because he was jealous of Dr. Fauci. “Randy Levine is a great friend of mine from the Yankees,” Trump told reporters on Thursday, just one hour before Fauci threw the first ball. “And he asked me to throw out the first pitch, and I think I’m doing that on August 15 at Yankee Stadium.” “There was one problem,” the Times explains. “Mr. Trump had not actually been invited on...
    ESPN A baseball card showing Dr. Anthony Fauci mid-pitch is now the bestselling card in the history of ToppsNow.  Fauci threw the first pitch at the opening of the 2020 Major League Baseball season last week.  The pitch didn't go very well.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A baseball card showing Dr. Anthony Fauci mid-pitch, when he threw the first pitch on opening day of the 2020 Major League Baseball season last week, is now the bestselling card in the history of ToppsNow, the company said in a tweet on Monday. More than 51,500 cards have been sold.  —Topps (@Topps) July 27, 2020According to CNN, the cards were only available on ToppsNow for 24 hours.    "We're excited by the popularity of Dr. Fauci's Topps NOW card," Emily Kless, Topps communications manager, told USA Today in an email. "Topps prides itself on capturing the unique moments of the MLB season, one baseball card at a time, and Dr. Fauci's inclusion in this year's Topps NOW cards is just one way in which we are highlighting the uniqueness...
    So this is why Dr. Anthony Fauci’s ceremonial first pitch last week was a little too socially distanced. The White House coronavirus task force member told the Wall Street Journal that he “completely destroyed” his arm while playing catch for the first time in decades a couple days before taking the mound at Nationals Park for Opening Day. “My arm was hanging down around my shoes,” said the 79-year-old Brooklyn-born Nationals fan. With the Nationals, Yankees and all of baseball watching, a masked Fauci bounced the first pitch of the 2020 MLB season off the grass, way wide of home plate. “Instead of doing my normal motion of just lobbing the ball, which would’ve been the best thing to do, I thought, ‘Oh, baby, I better put a lot of different oomph into it,’” Fauci said. “And I did. And you saw what happened.”
    Monday on FNC’s “Fox & Friends,” White House adviser Peter Navarro was asked if he regrets writing an op-ed critical of Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci earlier this month. President Donald Trump said he wished Navarro had refrained from openly criticizing Fauci, but Navarro said he does not regret his op-ed. Navarro added his only regret is Fauci’s less than impressive ceremonial first pitch before the Washington Nationals hosted the New York Yankees for Major League Baseball’s Opening Day. “Peter, do you regret writing the editorial criticizing Dr. Fauci?” host Brian Kilmeade asked. “No,”  he replied while laughing. “You know, the only thing I regret is Dr. Fauci’s pitch the other day at Opening Day. I felt bad for him, but I always look forward, and we’re all part of the team, and he actually tells people to wear the masks, and my job is to get them made.” “Right,” Kilmeade responded. “Have you spoken to him since? “I have not,” he stated. Host Steven Doocy cut in, asking, “What would you...
    Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump threw a curveball Sunday when he announced he would no longer throw out the opening pitch at a New York Yankees game next month.”Because of my strong focus on the China Virus, including scheduled meetings on Vaccines, our economy and much else, I won’t be able to be in New York to throw out the opening pitch for the @Yankees on August 15th,” Trump tweeted, using a term for the novel coronavirus widely decried as racist and fanning conspiracy theories.”We will make it later in the season!” he added.Trump had said Thursday during his coronavirus press… Read More
    President Trump has decided not to throw out the first pitch at a New York Yankees game next month, citing meetings and continued work on the response to the COVID-19 outbreak. “Because of my strong focus on the China Virus, including scheduled meetings on Vaccines, our economy and much else, I won’t be able to be in New York to throw out the opening pitch for the @Yankees on August 15th. We will make it later in the season!” Trump wrote on Twitter. Because of my strong focus on the China Virus, including scheduled meetings on Vaccines, our economy and much else, I won’t be able to be in New York to throw out the opening pitch for the @Yankees on August 15th. We will make it later in the season! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2020 Trump last week began teasing throwing out a first pitch at a Major League Baseball game. During a press conference on Thursday, he was asked about Dr. Anthony Fauci, an immunologist and director of the National Institute of Allergy and...
    Reuters July 27, 2020 0 Comments U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he won’t be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch in New York next month, just days after saying he would do so when the Yankees welcome the Boston Red Sox on Aug. 15. “Because of my strong focus on the China Virus, including scheduled meetings on Vaccines, our economy and much else, I won’t be able to be in New York to throw out the opening pitch for the @Yankees on August 15th,” he said on Twitter. “We will make it later in the season!” Trump, a native New Yorker who has yet to throw out a first pitch while serving as president, said on Thursday he would throw out the pitch after Yankees President Randy Levine invited him to do so. The Major League Baseball season kicked off last week with an opening day that was postponed by nearly four months due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Reporting by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles; editing by Richard Pullin)
    President Donald Trump on Sunday revealed that he would not be appearing in New York in August to throw out the opening pitch for the New York Yankees. What are the details? Trump said he would be unable to throw out the opening pitch due to his "strong focus" on issues of importance such as the COVID-19 pandemic, development of relevant vaccines, and the state of the U.S. economy. In a tweet, Trump said, "Because of my strong focus on the China Virus, including scheduled meetings on Vaccines, our economy and much else, I won't be able to be in New York to throw out the opening pitch for the @Yankees on August 15th. We will make it there later in the season!" The president announced on Thursday that he would be attending the Aug. 15 game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. "I think I'm doing that on Aug. 15 at Yankee Stadium," he said during a press briefing. "And I say, 'How's the crowd going to be?' And, you know,...
    (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he won't be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch in New York next month, just days after saying he would do so when the Yankees welcome the Boston Red Sox on Aug. 15. "Because of my strong focus on the China Virus, including scheduled meetings on Vaccines, our economy and much else, I won't be able to be in New York to throw out the opening pitch for the @Yankees on August 15th," he said on Twitter. "We will make it later in the season!" Trump, a native New Yorker who has yet to throw out a first pitch while serving as president, said on Thursday he would throw out the pitch after Yankees President Randy Levine invited him to do so. The Major League Baseball season kicked off last week with an opening day that was postponed by nearly four months due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Reporting by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles; editing by Richard Pullin) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    President Donald Trump on Sunday postponed his scheduled starting pitch at a New York Yankees game. “…I won’t be able to be in New York to throw out the opening pitch for the Yankees on August 15th,” Trump wrote on Twitter, citing important work at the White House to fight coronavirus. “We will make it later in the season!” The president said Thursday that Yankees President Randy Levine was a “great friend” and asked him to throw the starting pitch in the stadium during an August 15 game. Major League Baseball returned on Thursday night as players and owners finally reached a playing agreement for some kind of season during the coronavirus pandemic. Currently, the games are being played without fans attending at the ballpark. Trump praised the MLB decision to play, describing it as a great boost for Americans. “I think it’s really good that baseball is opening. It looks like football is opening. It looks like sports are opening,” he said. “It’s a tremendous thing, psychologically, for our country.” Because of my strong focus on the China Virus, including...
    President Trump on Sunday said he won’t throw the opening pitch at Yankee Stadium as planned next month, citing his busy schedule. “Because of my strong focus on the China Virus, including scheduled meetings on Vaccines, our economy and much else, I won’t be able to be in New York to throw out the opening pitch for the @Yankees on August 15th. We will make it later in the season!” Trump tweeted. The cancellation comes after Trump announced from the White House briefing room last week that he would throw the opening pitch when the Boston Red Sox play the Yankees. Trump told reporters about the honor shortly before White House coronavirus task force member Anthony Fauci threw the opening pitch Thursday for a Yankees vs. Nationals game in DC. Yankees legend Mariano Rivera was at the White House when Trump announced his plans to throw out the pitch next month. Fauci, who is celebrated by Trump critics for his willingness to fault the US coronavirus response, badly missed the home plate and detractors gleefully shared the footage. Trump...
    President Trump backtracked on his plan to throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium to focus on coronavirus containment. In a tweet Sunday afternoon, the president announced he canceled his scheduled appearance to throw the first pitch at Yankee Stadium on August 15, promising supporters he would do it later in the MLB season when the virus subsides. "Because of my strong focus on the China Virus, including scheduled meetings on Vaccines, our economy and much else, I won’t be able to be in New York to throw out the opening pitch for the @Yankees on August 15th," he tweeted. "We will make it later in the season! Because of my strong focus on the China Virus, including scheduled meetings on Vaccines, our economy and much else, I won’t be able to be in New York to throw out the opening pitch for the @Yankees on August 15th. We will make it later in the season!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2020 On Thursday, Trump told reporters that New York Yankees President Randy Levine invited him...
    Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Donald Trump recently said he was invited to throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium on August 15th. Now it appears he’s not doing it after all. The president announced on Twitter Sunday he “won’t be able to be in New York to throw out the opening pitch” on the 15th “because of my strong focus on the China Virus.” Because of my strong focus on the China Virus, including scheduled meetings on Vaccines, our economy and much else, I won’t be able to be in New York to throw out the opening pitch for the @Yankees on August 15th. We will make it later in the season! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2020 Last week the president said the RNC convention planned for Florida has been cancelled — after moving it there in the first place from its original venue in North Carolina. Have a tip we should know? [email protected]
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – In the first major league game with the new, unpopular extra-inning rule, automatic runner Marcus Semien began the bottom of the 10th on second base and scored on Matt Olson’s grand slam, sending the Oakland Athletics over the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 Friday night. Olson, whose alert throw from first base nailed Angels free runner Shohei Ohtani in the top of the 10th, connected with one out. The A’s gathered around home plate to greet him on opening night. Major League Baseball instituted the controversial extra-inning runner rule for this season to keep games from dragging on amid a compressed, 60-game schedule that started late because of the virus outbreak. Ohtani wasn’t quite ready for it: The broadcast showed the Japanese star in the dugout wearing a pullover when the ninth inning ended. Caught off-guard, someone reminded him he needed to go to second and he quickly got organized. Ohtani tried to advance on Jared Walsh’s grounder, but was tagged out in a rundown. After Semien took second, the A’s loaded the bases against Hansel Robles...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Dr. Anthony Fauci had a first pitch for the history books. The status of the MLB season has been in flux ever since the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States back in March. After four months, Opening Day finally took place on Thursday night with the World Series Champion Washington Nationals hosting the New York Yankees. Prior to the game, the Nationals had Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, throw out the ceremonial first pitch as a thank you for all the hard work he’s done trying to slow the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately, Fauci entered the history books as having one of the worst first pitches ever, right next to rapper 50 Cent and Howard Stern Show producer Baba Booey. During an interview with the Washington Post, Fauci joked that the throw was off target because he was a shortstop as a young kid, not a pitcher! “It went in the wrong direction,” Fauci said, via the Washington Post. “I joked around after and...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Baseball is back in Chicago, but it is of course much different in 2020. Usually the lots outside Guaranteed Rate Field would be filling up with tailgaters a couple hours before a game, but for the opener of the shortened 2020 season, there won’t be any tailgating, because fans aren’t allowed in the stadium for now. The only fans inside the ballpark will be more than 1,500 cardboard cutouts as part of the team’s FANtastic Faces promotion, which raised more than $55,000 for White Sox Charities. They are not doing the cutouts at Wrigley Field, but there will be plenty of other changes around the Friendly Confines, including extended dugouts and ads covering the bleachers instead of the Cubs faithful. At all Major League Baseball stadiums this season, crowd noise will be pumped in, and there will be music and player intros, but that clearly won’t be a sufficient substitute for actual fans in the stands. “You miss those interactions with kids, and throwing a baseball in the stands,” Cubs manager David Ross said. “Jason Heyward threw...
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker will be throwing out the first pitch on Opening Day for the Boston Red Sox. Wait, no, he's not. Actually, yes, he is. Hours before the first game at Fenway Park this season was set to begin Friday evening, there was confusion about whether the Republican governor would be participating in the ceremonial first pitch. TRUMP WANTS PLAYERS TO STAND DURING NATIONAL ANTHEM AFTER HE SAYS HE WILL THROW FIRST PITCH AT YANKEES GAME Baker's office sent out an email early Friday saying he would. But Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy denied it, telling WEEI radio: “We hope he's going to be there, but I can confirm he's not throwing the pitch.” A bit later, a spokesperson for the team said Kennedy misspoke. “The Governor is, in fact, one of the participants in tonight’s ceremonial first pitch," Zineb Curran said in an email. CLICK HERE TO GET MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The Sox are set to take on the Baltimore Orioles for the first game of the shortened season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. No...
    Federal Agents in Portland Barred From Detaining Journalists Coronavirus updates: Health experts call for country to shut down again; Fauci says he wouldnt eat inside a restaurant because of COVID-19 Dr. Anthony Fauci throws out first pitch ahead of Nationals vs. Yankees on MLB Opening Day The first person to take the mound for the 2020 MLB season was not a professional baseball player, but Dr. Anthony Fauci. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was tasked with throwing the ceremonial first pitch at Nationals Park for the Nationals' game against the New York Yankees on Thursday to open the MLB season. © Provided by CBS Sports Jul 23, 2020; Washington, DC, USA; National Institute of of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci throws out the ceremonial first pitch before MLB Opening Day between the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. As is the case with many first pitches, Dr. Fauci showed that throwing a baseball from the mound to the plate is a lot more difficult than people...
    BOSTON (CBS) — While the 2020 Red Sox season is going to be different than any season anyone has ever seen before, some aspects of the game will have a normal feel. That includes Friday night’s Opening Day ceremonies, which will include a ceremonial first pitch. And now we know who will get the honors of throwing out that first pitch: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. Baker will take the hill at Fenway Park on Friday night to get the 2020 Red Sox season underway, throwing out the first pitch ahead of Boston’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. This isn’t Baker’s first time on the bump for the Red Sox. He tossed out the first pitch ahead of a game during the 2016 season, alongside retired Army Sgt. Kurt Powers, and delivered a strike down the heart of the plate. #TBT Gov. Baker & Sgt. Kurt Power (ret.) throw out first pitch at Fenway Park last Saturday. #RunToHomeBase #RedSox pic.twitter.com/HEbeH31sTd — Charlie Baker (@MassGovernor) July 28, 2016 Mix in the Governor’s “Free Tom Brady” T-shirt, and it was a pretty...
    It's time again to "Play ball!" -- but this year, amid a pandemic.On Thursday, MLB finally returned to the field, and all eyes were on the defending World Champions - the Washington Nationals.Since the season was shortened due to the coronavirus crisis, it's perhaps only fitting that the ceremonial first pitch was thrown out by none other than Dr. Anthony Fauci, a huge Nationals fan besides being the nation's leading infectious disease expert."I'm quite nervous about it," Fauci told the Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman, who is sitting out the season for safety reasons, citing the virus."OK, well don't worry about it," Zimmerman responded in a tweeted video. "If you bounce it, there's nobody there to boo you. So, you'll be good to go."Fauci did in fact throw it well outside and in the dirt. But then again, three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer allowed a two-run homer to Giancarlo Stanton in the first, so everyone on the mound struggled a bit early. Huge thanks to Dr. Anthony Fauci for throwing out the ceremonial first pitch for the World Series Champion...
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