It’s National vs. American, Scherzer vs.
If you pay attention the annual Major League Baseball All Star festivities, it should be no secret to you that Max Scherzer, he of the two different colored eyes aka Mizzou’s proudest baseball throwing son, will be representing the National League in Denver. On Tuesday, however, it was confirmed that Scherzer will have more than just a passing role. He’ll be starting the game opposite Shohei Ohtani, the megastar who just competed in the Home Run Derby and will be batting leadoff. I don’t think Scherzer is doing those other two things, but did we mention he’s a Mizzou grad and has two differently-colored eyes?
Here are your MLB All-Star Game starters:— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) July 12, 2021
◽️ Shohei Ohtani
◽️ Max Scherzer
Scherzer may be the one getting the top billing, but don’t forget, he’s not the only former Tiger in Denver this week. Texas Ranger Kyle Gibson is enjoying his first all-star festivities. He was caught on Monday in full get-up, rocking a Hank Aaron “tribute” with his teammates Adolis Garcia and Joey Gallo (we put tribute in parentheses because, as it says, the number is Gibson’s everyday uniform number).
Rangers All Stars rocking the Henry Aaron tributes, though it’s actually Kyle Gibson’s regular jersey pic.twitter.com/Zz508Yu51f— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) July 12, 2021
Whether or not Gibson will get in the game like Scherzer is still a matter of secrecy, but we’ll all be rooting for his success on Tuesday night regardless of whether or not you’re actually a Rangers fan (are there actually Rangers fans out there? I assume you’re around, I’ve just never heard anyone speak on it. Sorry about 2011, y’all!)
Yesterday at Rock M
- How high would you rank Connor Bazelak amongst college football’s quarterbacks? If you ask Pro Football Focus, he’s at least top 15 among the starters.
- Mizzou defensive coordinator Steve Wilks is one of many new coaches to the SEC, and the Post-Dispatch’s Dave Matter rounds them up and evaluates them in a new piece.
- Following up on Sam’s piece(s) from this past weekend, Matt put Mizzou Hoops’ spending in greater context on Twitter yesterday.
- It’s a good thing Nick Bolton didn’t head far from Columbia, as he’s still earning rewards from his time as a Tiger. This time, he’s being rewarded for his academics. And he’s not the only one... two members of the Volleyball team were recognized as Academic All-Americans on Monday.
- Andrew Kauffman from ABC 17 spoke with Larissa Anderson about what’s next for Mizzou Softball, and Anderon laid out the case for the athletic department investing more heavily in softball’s long-term health.
- Listen up, gamers: Mizzou is looking to build on its eSports platform, and it wants you to know how you can further yourself as a Tiger.
- Did you know there was a transfer portal for college golf? You do now!
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