Heard on the Hill

Nats Max Scherzer Steps Up to the Plate with Senate Pals

Scherzer and his wife also got a tour of the Capitol

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer talks with Sen. John McCain, R_Ariz., left, in the Capitol after lunch with Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Scherzer's wife Erica May-Scherzer, May 24, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

When the Washington Nationals’ pitcher Max Scherzer and his wife wanted a tour of the Capitol, they called up their good friends: John McCain and Jeff Flake.  

The baseball player and Erica May-Scherzer live in Arizona for part of the year and met up with the state’s Senators for lunch followed by a tour.  

His Major League Baseball debut, in 2008, was for the Arizona Diamondbacks.  On the visit, he tweeted a photograph from the Speaker’s Balcony with McCain and Flake.

May-Scherzer responded to Roll Call photographer Tom Williams' photograph on twitter and said, "I'm like a kid in a candy store! #PoliticalJunkie."  

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