In his first four months as a National, $210 million man Max Scherzer has already thrown a no-hitter and is vying for the Cy Young Award. Now, he wants to challenge you at fantasy football. On August 22, donors to his new charity, Big League Impact DC, will face off against Scherzer, Bryce Harper and other Nats in a live fantasy draft. We caught up with the team’s ace to talk football, chocolate syrup and how one celebrates a no-no.
Feel that? That’s the one-day breather between the baseball season (which ended yesterday) and the baseball playoffs (which start tomorrow). If you haven’t been paying attention, fear not: you can still sound smart, thanks to our quick-and-dirty guide to the playoffs.
Quick reminder: the grand finale of MLB All-Star weekend is happening tonight when the American League’s best take on the National League’s in Minneapolis.
And should you find yourself inspired to get out to your local diamond to try your best Yoenis Céspedes impression sometime this summer, we’ve rounded up the finest gear up to the task. (Yes, we’ve even tracked down some artisanal eye black.)