WATCH: Even when happy, Max Scherzer is still scary and intimidating

Ben Krimmel
October 16, 2019 - 10:54 am

The Washington Nationals are headed to the World Series for the first time in the history of the franchise.

This can't be stated enough. It is an incredible time for the city, the organization, the players, the fans, and everybody connected to the baseball club and the surrounding area.

This is a time of incredible joy. 

But even when he is at his most happy, Nationals ace Max Scherzer, who pitched an absolute gem in Game 2 of the series, is still the most intimidating person in all of baseball right now.

Like, remember when he pitched with a broken nose and a black eye? And he was incredible and terrifying all at the same time.

This isn't really news, but it deserves special mention: The Nationals have an ace in the hole in that their ace is ready to rumble at any moment. That's huge this time of year.

Here he is clapping during the Nats' Game 3 win over the Cardinals in the NLCS.

Here he is later pacing like somebody who wants to play despite pitching just two days before.


Here is Mad Max reacting to an obviously correct call by the home plate umpire during Game 4.

Is anybody else alarmed by this? 

Here he is at his most happy?

He has nasty, dominating stuff and when he is happy he looks like an angry pirate. 

Even when happy, Nats' Max Scherzer is still intimidating
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This is how he celebrated the Nationals winning the NLDS over the Dodgers.

Remember when he told his manager Davey Martinez, "NO!"

Or when he was excited about the Washington Capitals?

What is he going to do now in the World Series

Thoughts and prayers to whoever comes out of the American League. 

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