It started out as a joke, this was just Mad Max being himself, so focused he didn’t realize what was going on.
But it can be much more.
Max Scherzer didn’t just ruin a fan who threw the ceremonial first pitch on Friday night, he did got in the way of Mikio Mori, Ambassador and Consul General of Japan, to pay homage. Mori was in town on Saturday for the first Japan Parade in honor of Japan Day.
He shouldn’t just throw the first pitch before the Mets-Mariners game. It was also Japanese Heritage Night, marking the 150th anniversary of the United States’ introduction of baseball to Japan.
Apparently it wasn’t all Scherzer’s fault. The planning was bad. Perhaps the Mets’ 2-1 loss was karma catching up to them.
https://nypost.com/2022/05/14/max-scherzer-prevents-ambassador-from-throwing-first-pitch/ Max Scherzer prevents Ambassador from throwing the first throw