When Max Scherzer takes the mound for the Tigers this afternoon, he’ll do so with high expectations and a heavy heart.
It was reported earlier today that Scherzer’s brother passed away just three days ago. I couldn’t imagine being able to bring myself to work, let alone be able to focus at a high enough level to do my job.
What Scherzer is doing today, shows how strong of an individual he really is. I’m sure there will be some who say that he shouldn’t be playing today, but even though I understand the argument, I don’t necessarily agree.
It reminds me a lot of when Brett Favre’s dad passed away, and he still started at quarterback the next day for the Green Bay Packers. Everyone has a way to pay tribute to a loved one who passed away, and I don’t think there’s anything more fitting for Max, than going out there and doing what he loves.