07 Aug Getting to Know Washington Nationals Ace Max Scherzer
Born: July 27, 1984 (age 35 years)
in Chesterfield, MO
Nick name: Mad Max
Salary: $15 million
What drives you?
A: To be better. That drive to get better for me is my No. 1 goal. To find deficiencies within my game that I believe I can get better at.
Q: Is there a player out there that you would pay yourself to watch? A: Miguel Cabrera
Q: Is there a player you learned the most from? A: I’ve learned a lot from many different
players. I’ve learned from many pitchers and hitters. I’ve learned from Kirk Gibson, from
Tony Clark and my teammate in Detroit
Q: Who are other pitchers growing up you liked to watch? A: Greg Maddux, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Roger Clemens. Those guys just absolutely dominated the game and took pitching to a new level.
Q: Who is your favorite manager to play for? A: Jim Leyland
Q: What do you like to do on an off day?
Q: Who is the biggest influence in your life? A: My parents
Q: Whats the best advice anyone has ever given you? A: Everyday of your life do something to get a little better. Even its just a little do something to improve yourself as a person and as a player.
Q: How many pitches do you throw?
A: Four. A four seam fastball, the curveball, slider and changeup.
Q: Favorite ball player growing up?
A: Ozzie Smith
Q: Favorite baseball team growing up?
A: St. Louis Cardinals
What is your best single baseball moment? A: Digging out of Game 4 against Oakland in the ALDS with bases loaded, no out, up one run.
Q: Favorite non baseball professional sports team A: Baltimore Ravens
Q:Toughest Hitter ever faced?
A: Shin-Soo Choo
Q: First Job?
A: Abercrombie and Fitch
Q:Most embarrasing moment?
A: Wearing the wrong jersey color and showing up to a game.
Q: Is there something about you that most people do not know?
A: I love to scuba dive and I love my dogs.
Q: How many dogs do you have?
A:Four- 40-pound Shepherds named Bo, Rafi, Rocco and Gigi. I grew up with dogs. My wife really loves dogs.
Q:What is heterochromiairidum? A: It’s something that I was born with. It means that one iris in my eye is a different color from the other. In my case my right eye is blue and my left eye is brown. Q: With a name Max Scherzer people must ask you all the time if you are Jewish. To set the record straight are you? A: No