Mariners fans booed coronavirus czar Anthony Fauci as he got ready to throw the first pitch of the game on Tuesday.
The controversial leader of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases gave the first pitch of the game between the Mariners and the New York Yankees at T-Mobile Park in Seattle.
Fauci threw a sky-ball towards catcher Scott Servais amid a chorus of boos the Independent Journal Review reported.
In addition to throwing the first ceremonial pitch, they also presented the mask zealot with their Hutch Award, created in the name of MLB pitcher Fred Hutchinson, who passed away from lung cancer in 1965.
The award was “established by his longtime friends and is given annually to an active MLB player who ‘best exemplifies the fighting spirit and competitive desire' of Hutchinson, by persevering through adversity,” and has been given out each year since.
Fauci, a baseball enthusiast, was also the one to throw out the first pitch of the Washington Nationals game in 2020, to much ridicule.