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Video: Nationals' Max Scherzer Works Out During Georgetown Graduation Ceremony

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVMay 25, 2021

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Wednesday, May 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

Starting pitchers are often creatures of habit, which means they will stay on schedule regardless of what is happening around them.

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer proved this theory Monday when he threw warm-up pitches despite a graduation ceremony for Georgetown University at Nationals Park.

Matt Weyrich @ByMattWeyrich

Georgetown hosted its graduation ceremony at Nationals Park yesterday, but that wasnโ€™t stopping Max Scherzer from getting his work in. pic.twitter.com/X5o6I2aLo9

Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post confirmed Scherzer was throwing during the ceremony.

The 36-year-old is scheduled to start for Washington on Tuesday against the Cincinnati Reds, so it was important to get the bullpen session in and recover in time for his appearance. Of course, he also could have found a different location or time of day so he wouldn't have interfered with the graduation.

The good news is it probably gave the graduates and their guests a memorable story to tell.