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Saturday, July 02, 2022

Max Scherzer takes generosity to the max with Double-A teammates | FOX Sports

But Wednesday night, after the Rumble Ponies’ 8-3 victory in Connecticut over the Hartford Yard Goats, Mad Max went above and beyond. According to those familiar, Scherzer, who has earned more than $250 million in his career, shelled out big cash for a locker room feast that included bone-in ribeye, filet mignon and lobster. Whereas a normal postgame dinner would be limited to just one folding table, Chateau Scherzer was a three-to-four folding table situation. The approximate dollar figure tossed around the clubhouse was upward of $7,000.

“They’re eating well tonight,” Scherzer said to the media after his start.

jimfurtado Posted: July 02, 2022 at 09:52 AM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. kirstie819 Posted: July 03, 2022 at 11:13 AM (#6085435)
The baseball primer is one of the well-known organizing platforms for baseball event management. The Scherzer from uk-dissertation.com earned a lot from this field and this also give hype to his career. It is the best field for baseball players and provides opportunities for playing on different platforms.
   2. Commissioner Bud Black Beltre Hillman Fred Posted: July 03, 2022 at 05:32 PM (#6085462)
The baseball primer is one of the well-known organizing platforms for baseball event management.

So is there a softball game this year?
   3. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: July 03, 2022 at 05:42 PM (#6085465)
Can Jim do nothing about these spam bots?
   4. Ron J Posted: July 03, 2022 at 07:44 PM (#6085470)
#3 Why do you think he hasn't been around much? He's been spending his time tracking the ^%&*()^ behind these and dealing with them. It's Whack-a-mole but still good work.
   5. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 03, 2022 at 07:50 PM (#6085471)
So, does anyone write their own term papers anymore, or is all bought & paid for via the vast resources of the Internet? Or do professors no longer even bother with such assignments due to the burden of policing such plagiarism?
   6. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: July 04, 2022 at 07:50 AM (#6085487)
A friend of mine is a philosophy professor, and she uses special software to catch plagiarists. (In ancient times when I was in college, pre-internet, I made good money writing papers for people.)
   7. cHiEf iMpaCt oFfiCEr JE Posted: July 04, 2022 at 09:15 AM (#6085491)
Good for Max. Hartford after dark is deader than a thousand cemeteries, particularly on a weeknight.
   8. shoelesjoe Posted: July 04, 2022 at 10:31 AM (#6085492)
Scherzer‘s a cheapskate. Get back to me when he buys the team a new bus for their road trips.
   9. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: July 04, 2022 at 11:58 PM (#6085544)
This kind of touches on something that has confused me for years - why don't teams just pay for reasonably nutritious meals for their minor leaguers? I would estimate that it would be possible to pay for two decently healthy meals per gameday for your entire minor league roster at every level, for less than the MLB minimum salary. And it seems like it would be at least somewhat beneficial to their health and development as players, no?
   10. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 05, 2022 at 12:25 AM (#6085546)
It’s (too) slowly changing, but it seems to be basically a vestige of the hazing mentality that dominated teams’ approach to the minors. “Keep ‘em hungry…literally! That’ll make them strive more. And save us .00003% of the org budget. Everybody wins!”
   11. Tin Angel Posted: July 05, 2022 at 06:09 AM (#6085548)
Maybe he could change his name to Max Generosity.
   12. Smitty* Posted: July 05, 2022 at 08:00 AM (#6085553)
I want to see all these different platforms players are playing on.

Also, hating pants has given hype to my career on this well known organizing platform
   13. Smitty* Posted: July 05, 2022 at 08:01 AM (#6085554)
I want to see all these different platforms players are playing on.

Also, hating pants has given hype to my career on this well known organizing platform

Edit: accidental double post adds to the hype
   14. Dolf Lucky Posted: July 05, 2022 at 08:32 AM (#6085555)
As one of the better Hartford restaurants is named "Max Downtown", I have a guess on where Scherzer ordered from.
   15. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: July 05, 2022 at 12:18 PM (#6085599)

So is there a softball game this year?

I'm not interested in trying to organize a softball game this year, but if anyone just wants to meet up for drinks like a few of us did last year, I'd be in.
   16. Howie Menckel Posted: July 05, 2022 at 12:59 PM (#6085605)
yeah, I could do that.

outdoor dining/daydrinking on a summer Saturday in Manhattan is a pretty smooth way to pass some time -as Inge and I proved last year, along with Chicago Joe and Hysterical & Useless....
   17. Bret Sabermatrician Posted: July 06, 2022 at 07:54 AM (#6085713)
I'm not trying to be a xick because he doesn't have to pay for a meal for these guys, but him dropping $7k on a meal is equivalent to me buying a coworkers lunch for $10.

It's a nice thing to do, but I don't know that I'd get news article about it.
   18. NaOH Posted: July 06, 2022 at 09:01 AM (#6085716)
I'm not trying to be a xick because he doesn't have to pay for a meal for these guys, but him dropping $7k on a meal is equivalent to me buying a coworkers lunch for $10.


As a percentage of annual pay, it's the equivalent of someone making $15.50 per hour giving $5 to a busker. Fine, but nothing special and disregards career earnings. But... it's a meal. There's kind of a limit to what can be done. There's quality and quantity, and Scherzer covered those well. So he also did the headphones, which nearly everyone could probably use. No, they're not something to put on the mantle and the batteries in them will die someday, likely soon, but it's not as if he knows all these guys and could give each something personal. So I think Scherzer did well, all things considered.

It's a nice thing to do, but I don't know that I'd get news article about it.


Yep. It's a fluff piece, happy filler. No reason to give this story any more due than that.
   19. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 06, 2022 at 09:40 AM (#6085719)
It's a nice thing to do, but I don't know that I'd get news article about it.
At a minimum, whoever wrote the headline should be given a stern lecture, followed by a beating.
   20. greenback needs a ride, not ammo Posted: July 06, 2022 at 09:50 AM (#6085720)
It's a nice thing to do, but I don't know that I'd get news article about it.

In addition to what you said, my understanding is that it's pretty common for star players on rehab assignment to buy the whole team a nice dinner. I remember hearing years and years ago that Mark Mulder got Omaha steaks for everybody when he made a rehab stop in A-ball, and Mulder never made Max Scherzer money.
   21. Ithaca2323 Posted: July 06, 2022 at 03:07 PM (#6085770)
"Super rich person buys single meal and headphones for coworkers making significantly less" is really not a headline.

He doesn't have to do it, of course. Scherzer is within his rights to just Scrooge McDuck his money in a vault if he wants, but a guy who has made $264 million in his life (in MLB salary alone) spending a small fraction of it on his teammates is hardly some deeply benevolent move on his part.

But I constantly see people mocking companies that like, throw some one-time token of appreciation towards low-paid workers, and I'm honestly failing to see the difference between those situations and this.

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