Fauci throws wild pitch ahead of Major League Baseball Opening Day over Capacity limits

President Biden, Anthony Fauci uneasy of some teams' plans for capacity on Opening Day.


Dr. Anthony Fauci raised an eyebrow over the discrepancy between states and how capacity is being handled at Major League Ballparks across the country on opening day. Fauci’s guidance on opening day in the major leagues is about as straight as his first pitch thrown in 2020. You never know where it’s going to land.

Fauci will be in attendance at Yankee Stadium today to watch the Yankees play their opening day game to a crowd of roughly 11,000 fans.

At the gate, fans will have to show proof of negative COVID-19 test or proof of immunization before entering at all stadiums.

The Texas Rangers will not have capacity limits and will play to a full house next week when they start their first homestand of the season.

“I would not start off with 100 percent capacity, but, you know, Texas has been always a bit more, what’s the right word? Daring when it comes to the kinds of things that they want to do in regards to this outbreak,” Fauci said.

Neither Fauci nor Biden will issue any mandates against overcrowding at Major League Baseball stadiums. Fauci knows getting involved in baseball politics isn’t good for his own political image.

“I don’t really want to pass judgment, because then I get pitted against entire organizations. So, I mean, everybody has their own way of doing things,” Fauci said in an interview with ESPN.

Well, that’s a decision they made. I think it’s a mistake,” President Joe Biden said. “They should listen to Dr. Fauci, the scientists, and the experts. But I think it’s not responsible.”

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