Max Scherzer does not like PitchCom, and he didn’t hesitate to say as much on Wednesday night after his start against the New York Yankees.
The New York Mets ace used it for the first time last night in the second and final game of the Subway Series.
While it didn’t cause him any problems, he still doesn’t seem happy about it.
He pitched seven scoreless innings and took a no-decision as the Mets won by a final of 3-2.
But after the game, Scherzer decided to dig into PitchCom and express that he thinks it should be illegal.
Mets insider Tim Healey tweeted what Scherzer had to say.
Max Scherzer used PitchCom for the first time tonight but hates it on principle.
"It should be illegal," he said. "Stealing signs is part of the game."
Here is what he said about it: pic.twitter.com/eAI6Zz3MEW
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) July 28, 2022
Mad Max Destroys PitchCom
It’s clear what Scherzer thinks about PitchCom.
This is a guy who clearly has an old school mentality about pitching and playing the game of baseball as a whole.
Scherzer expressed that he believes PitchCom takes away an important aspect of the game, that being, sign stealing.
Of course, he’s not referring to the way the Houston Astros did it in 2017, which was ultimately illegal.
He’s simply talking about picking up a team’s signs when they’re on base.
That part of sign stealing has been part of the game for decades.
But Scherzer likes the way that it’s done and believes that that part of the game should still remain.
He acknowledged that PitchCom may help speed up the game a little bit, but it’s clear that Scherzer has an old school mentality about how the game should be played and believes that too much technology takes some of the human element out of it.
So, he called for it to banned, which likely will be to no avail.