He spent several fruitful years there, from 2015 to 2021, when he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
However, the Nationals are still using his image to sell tickets ahead of the Opening Day game between the Nationals and the New York Mets, Scherzer’s current team.
“The rebuilding Nationals are using the returning Max Scherzer in their ticket ads outside their ballpark,” Newsday reporter Tim Healey, who covers the Mets, tweeted on Wednesday, with a picture:
The rebuilding Nationals are using the returning Max Scherzer in their ticket ads outside their ballpark. pic.twitter.com/9MBp89bnAF
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) April 6, 2022
The second game of the season will be played at Nationals Park, and will feature Scherzer on the mound.
The series will start on Thursday, with Patrick Corbin on the mound for the home team.
Scherzer Remains A Hero In Washington
Using Scherzer’s picture, even if he is with a different uniform, is actually a good selling strategy for the Nationals, who will likely struggle to sell tickets in 2022 because they are in the middle of a rebuild and seem destined to finish last in the NL East.
But every sale they complete will be good for their finances.
Scherzer had a time to remember in Washington: he posted an incredible 2.80 ERA in parts of seven seasons, with a 92-47 record in 189 starts.
He is remembered as a winner, and an integral piece in the team’s 2019 World Series victory.
Scherzer won consecutive National League Cy Young awards in Washington, in 2016 and 2017: he has a lot of fans there, and if the team wants to watch perhaps their favorite starter in the bigs, they could swing by Nationals Park on Friday.NEXT: Stat Proves Juan Soto Is Already Getting The Star Treatment