Feature Stories

My goal is to tell a distinct story. I do this through interviews, extensive research, and using statistics to paint a vivid picture.

Q&A with Max Scherzer

One of baseball's most intelligent starting pitchers, Max Scherzer, was on the ESPN campus on Monday to talk baseball with the company's various platforms.

I devoted the interview time to a subject I knew he was passionate about: Numbers in baseball. Here's what he had to say.

Simon: "You first made your sabermetric interest known in a 2008 interview with Baseball Prospectus. How has your interest evolved since then?"

Scherzer: "I understand what sabermetrics get across, and what they're gett

20 years ago today- a baseball game changed my life

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the most important moment of my professional career, which is weird because it took place in a baseball game in Cleveland, about 450 miles from where I lived at the time in Yardley, PA.

I didn’t even watch the game because I went to see a movie – The Anniversary Party – at a small theatre in Montgomery, NJ. (I was on an indy-movie kick at the time … it was good, not great).

I got home just in time to see the very end of the game, with Jolbert Cabrera’s hit s

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