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Yes, Max Scherzer Has 2 Different Colored Eyes in Case You Were Wondering

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterOctober 2, 2013

Jul 15, 2013; Flushing , NY, USA; American League pitcher Max Scherzer (37) of the Detroit Tigers during the American League workout day for the 2013 All Star Game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports
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Max Scherzer racked up an unbelievable amount of wins in 2013, will enter the postseason amid Cy Young chatter and takes the ball in Game 1 of the ALDS instead of Justin Verlander. 

But you probably want to see those eyes one more time. 

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15:  American League All-Star starting pitcher Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers speaks to the media during Gatorade All-Star Workout Day on July 15, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New Yor
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The MLB playoffs afford some fans who took 162 games off before diving back into baseball a moment to reintroduce themselves to familiar and not-so-familiar characters. 

There will be those wondering who this brash Yasiel Puig kid is and others demanding to know why this Babe Ruthian Miguel Cabrera rarely gets enough coverage in the national media. 

Among the usual periphery of things that hardly relate to actual baseball, Scherzer and his unique eyes have to be near the top. 

The 29-year-old ace was born with heterochromia iridum, which is a fancy way of saying each one of his eyes is a different color than the other. 

If you think about it, it's a rather wonderful thing to have. 

You get to inform people you have a condition shared by the likes of Dan Aykroyd, Mila Kunis and Simon Pegg. More than that, you get to wear some of the sweetest champagne goggles in the sport. 

Back in 2012, Scherzer busted out special heterochromic goggles NESN reported he received as a gift from his girlfriend, Erica May, when the Tigers won the American League pennant. 

This year, Scherzer once again wore the goggles when the team clinched the division, via this tweet from Baseball Prospectus' Paul Sporer

So if you Tigers fans see them again, chances are very good that something amazing just happened. 

That would be fitting considering the season Scherzer is having. The right-hander won 21 games en route to a year many believe will end with him picking up the Cy Young Award. 

Of course, the usual debate of his gaudy run support follows—his 5.59 per game was good for third among all qualifying MLB pitchers

His 10.88 K/9 rate (No. 2) and 0.97 WHIP (No. 3) were pretty nice as well. 

Whether he wins the award or not, he will undoubtedly be a huge part of the Tigers' success in the postseason. Thanks to a great season and a nod from Jim Leyland, he will get the ball to start off Detroit's playoffs in Game 1 against the Oakland A's on Friday. 

It's at that point we expect a great many of you to wonder, so what's up with those eyes?

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