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#pounditSaturday, July 2, 2022

Max Scherzer hilariously reveals how he celebrated lockout ending

Max Scherzer in a Dodgers uniform

As a member of the MLBPA’s executive subcommittee, Max Scherzer has been deeply involved in the labor negotiations that ultimately produced a new collective bargaining agreement. Once the deal was done, the New York Mets pitcher celebrated the way a lot of others would have in his shoes.

Scherzer was asked Saturday what he did to celebrate the conclusion of labor negotiations, and responded with a simple answer: a lot of drinking.

Pretty tough to blame Scherzer for that. Ending the lockout required a good three months of negotiating, and some of it, particularly in recent weeks, involved a lot of late nights and long hours. Like most involved, Scherzer was probably pretty exhausted by it all at the end.

Scherzer could certainly afford his choice of liquor, as the Mets handed him an enormous contract prior to the lockout. Now he can focus on getting ready for the regular season.

Photo: Aug 10, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) walks towards the dugout against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

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