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Friday, February 15, 2019

Mad Max: On what the Nationals ace believes is ‘poisoning’ the game – The Athletic

How many teams really aren’t trying to win? Serious question. Are the Padres trying to win? How about the Marlins?

I get the frustration by players. I’m not sure harping on this point is a productive path for players, however. Do the players really want fewer fans for the game?

“When there’s teams, when there’s too many teams that are not trying to win that poisons the game, poisons the fan experience and it creates bandwagon fans,” said Scherzer, who heaped praise on the Nationals and general manager Mike Rizzo for investing in the club this winter. “If you’re constantly just trying to go in this win-loss cycle that MLB is pushing you are creating bandwagon fans and that’s not the type of fans you want to create. You want to create the fans that are following the team, year-in, year-out. It’s put on the fans honestly, to demand that from the league.”

“There’s going to be some teams that aren’t in a position to necessarily win the World Series (this year), I understand that. When you have over a third of the league trying to do that, that’s a problem.”

Jim Furtado Posted: February 15, 2019 at 07:49 AM | 41 comment(s)
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Monday, February 04, 2019

Sean Doolittle Calls His 2019 Star Wars Bobblehead One Of The Highlights Of His Career

The Nationals are harnessing The Force this season:

The Nationals’ 2019 promotional schedule released on Monday includes a camo tank top, Racing Presidents tote bag and the return of Friday night fireworks. It also features a Sean Doolittle “Obi-Sean Kenobi” Star Wars bobblehead, and no one is happier about that than the Nationals’ closer. “I’m not kidding that this is like one of the highlights of my career,” Doolittle said in a phone interview. “I finally have a Star Wars bobblehead, and I’m super excited about it.”
.  .  .
Doolittle’s Star Wars figurine is one of seven bobbleheads on this year’s promotional calendar. The Nationals will give away 10,000 Captain America-inspired Ryan Zimmerman bobbleheads for Marvel Super Hero Day on May 25. The other bobblehead giveaways, which will go to the first 25,000 fans through the gates, are Juan Soto (April 12), Trea Turner (May 15), Max Scherzer (June 21), Adam Eaton (July 2) and Patrick Corbin (Aug. 17).

Juan Soto already has a record breaking age-19 season and a bobblehead? Must be a Hall of Fame cinch, eh?


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Max Scherzer is 17th pitcher since 1900 to strike out 300 in season

WASHINGTON—Chalk up another milestone for Max Scherzer.

The Washington Nationals ace recorded his 300th strikeout of the season Tuesday night. The landmark whiff came in the top of the seventh inning, when Scherzer got Miami Marlins rookie Austin Dean swinging on a 3-2 slider for the second out.

Prior to ringing up Dean on the 10th pitch of the at-bat, Scherzer threw four consecutive fastballs, each of which the Miami left fielder fouled off. After every offering, the boisterous fans at Nationals Park, which included Scherzer’s wife, Erica, grew louder, chanting, “Let’s go, Max!” When Dean finally struck out, Scherzer smacked his glove in excitement and waved as the crowd of 26,483 gave him a prolonged standing ovation.

The other sixteen, for those curious:

Vida Blue- 1971
Steve Carlton- 1972
Bob Feller- 1946
Randy Johnson- 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Walter Johnson- 1910, 1912
Clayton Kershaw- 2015
Sandy Koufax- 1963, 1965, 1966
Mickey Lolich- 1971
Pedro Martinez- 1997, 1999
Sam McDowell- 1965, 1970
J. R. Richard- 1978, 1979
Nolan Ryan- 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1989
Chris Sale- 2017
Curt Schilling- 1997, 1998, 2002
Mike Scott- 1986
Rube Waddell- 1903, 1904

QLE Posted: September 26, 2018 at 01:09 PM | 18 comment(s)
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