August 21st, 2009 at 9:45 am
Needless to say, writing a blog for a university press one does not often get the chance to report on one of our authors throwing out the first ball at a major league baseball game. However that honor was bestowed upon Paul Offit on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park in a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Offit, who is the author of Autism’s False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure and the chief of Infectious Diseases and the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, threw out the first ball as part of “Immunization Coalitions of Southeastern, PA Night.”
Here are a few photos from the evening, including Offit’s meeting with the Phillie Phanatic.