Next Wednesday, June 17, the Nationals are hosting their annual “Night Out” for LGBT fans. Erica Scherzer, wife of Nationals’ pitcher and former Detroit Tiger Max Scherzer, will be on hand to lend her to support for the event. Scherzer herself was a softball pitcher who was used to being around openly lesbian athletes, and has said she cannot understand how anyone could be denied rights based on who they love. This is one just of many causes she helps out with. Scherzer wants to combat the stereotype that girlfriends and wives of baseball players do not do anything productive. “In reality,” she says, “we all want careers; we want to feel that we’re providing a value to society.” Click here to read more about in The Washington Post.
Also, Mazel Tov to her husband for pitching such a great one hitter on Sunday, June 14. Go Nats!!!