As the national debate rages about whether fans should be allowed in the stands, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer has a very clear opinion on the matter: Fans should be in the stands, 100 percent.
The World Series champion recently told reporters that having fans in the stands is something that can and should be done.
“Fans should be in the stands, 100%. You can do it, we’re in outdoor stadiums. Fans just need to be allowed to come in the ballpark,” Scherzer said. “So hopefully cooler heads prevail, we look at this pragmatically and we get some Nationals fans out there because trust me, as all ballplayers, we definitely miss them and we miss the atmosphere that they bring.”
Scherzer pointed out the NFL’s success in having limited, in-person attendance at open-air stadiums. A plan that the right-hander feels MLB could replicate.
“But even from the beginning, even from spring training