Not only is he an ambassador for the Players Association and a known fighter for their rights, but he is also popular among fans.
Of course, that comes with the deal when you are such a talented athlete: Scherzer is a three-time Cy Young award winner, pitched two no-hitters in the same year, has a World Series ring, and lots of strikeout crowns.
He has been going to the meetings between MLB and the union in Jupiter, FL, but he hasn’t forgotten about fans.
Scherzer was seen signing jerseys (even some Mets ones with his name) in a short clip posted by SNY.
New York Mets Max Scherzer jerseys, signed by Max Scherzer ✍️ pic.twitter.com/2KyKOGIDE2
— SNY (@SNYtv) February 22, 2022
It’s just a reminder that all fans want is to have baseball back soon, to get the chance to see their favorite players playing ball.
Fans Just Want To Watch Baseball
That’s all: they didn’t sign up to see two sides fight for how much each is going to make, and Scherzer is very much aware of that.
Earlier this month, Scherzer went to Twitter to summarize the players’ stance: “We want a system where threshold and penalties don’t function as caps, allows younger players to realize more of their market value, makes service time manipulation a thing of the past, and eliminate tanking as a winning strategy,” he wrote.
We want a system where threshold and penalties don’t function as caps, allows younger players to realize more of their market value, makes service time manipulation a thing of the past, and eliminate tanking as a winning strategy.
— Max Scherzer (@Max_Scherzer) February 4, 2022
Tanking goes against what fans expect to see every night, and players, with the help of Scherzer, are trying to eliminate that.
Will baseball be back soon, so fans can get to enjoy their favorite stars giving all they have to play the game every party involved loves?
We will find out soon.