Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Master At Arms: Maxwell Scherzer and the Brass Ring of Pitching Immortality

As recent as two years ago, Max Scherzer had never completed a game. I was at his first- a game my father and I attended on the south side of Chicago back in June of 2014. In the time since that milestone that night, the Cy Young winning, Missouri native has thrown two no-hitters, one for each eye color I suppose. Both no-nos came after the Detroit Tigers lost Scherzer to free agency and the Washington Nationals. On Wednesday night, Scherzer and the Tigers met as foes for the first time since his departure from the Motor City. Max did not toss a no-hitter. He never came close, but some might say what he did was much more impressive.

Chase Down the Rising Sun: Shohei Ohtani Faces the Hype

Twenty-three year old Shohei Ohtani took the mound for the first time in a Major League stadium on Sunday. His slender, six-foot-four frame ...