WATCH: Even when happy, Max Scherzer is still scary and intimidating


The Washington Nationals are headed to the World Series for the first time in the history of the franchise.

This can't be stated enough. It is an incredible time for the city, the organization, the players, the fans, and everybody connected to the baseball club and the surrounding area.

This is a time of incredible joy. 

But even when he is at his most happy, Nationals ace Max Scherzer, who pitched an absolute gem in Game 2 of the series, is still the most intimidating person in all of baseball right now.
Like, remember when he pitched with a broken nose and a black eye? And he was incredible and terrifying all at the same time.

This isn't really news, but it deserves special mention: The Nationals have an ace in the hole in that their ace is ready to rumble at any moment. That's huge this time of year.

Here he is clapping during the Nats' Game 3 win over the Cardinals in the NLCS.

Mad Max even claps like a psycho.--

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) October 15, 2019

Here he is later pacing like somebody who wants to play despite pitching just two days before.

Meanwhile, everyone is staying the heck out of Max's way... --

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) October 15, 2019

Here is Mad Max reacting to an obviously correct call by the home plate umpire during Game 4.

Max Scherzer having a normal one

— Mina (@maddc8) October 16, 2019

Is anybody else alarmed by this? 


— Morgan Bagg (@MorganBagg) October 16, 2019

Here he is at his most happy?

Happy Max.

— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) October 16, 2019

He has nasty, dominating stuff and when he is happy he looks like an angry pirate. 

Even when happy, Nats' Max Scherzer is still intimidatingRob Carr/Getty Images

This is how he celebrated the Nationals winning the NLDS over the Dodgers.

What a day of Game 5s. The best part? We get one more tomorrow.Everyone go and get some rest. We'll leave you with Max Scherzer sprinting to celebrate with his teammates.

— Cut4 (@Cut4) October 10, 2019

Remember when he told his manager Davey Martinez, "NO!"

Max Scherzer, Refusing to Leave (after 117 pitches/14th K). --

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 2, 2019

Or when he was excited about the Washington Capitals?

The @Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman and @Max_Scherzer in the building to get Game 4 started right! #ALLCAPS #StanleyCup

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) June 5, 2018

What is he going to do now in the World Series

Thoughts and prayers to whoever comes out of the American League. 

Mad Max.

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) October 8, 2019

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