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Max Scherzer: A brother's passage

Best friends, confidants, alter egos … Max and Alex were all that. And much more.

Originally Published: April 6, 2013
By Robert Sanchez | ESPN The Magazine

At night, in moments of anxiousness or hopefulness, Max Scherzer still reaches for his cell phone, wanting to talk to Alex. He'll find himself in a hotel room, tired after another stunning start for the Detroit Tigers, and wonder what Alex thought of the outing. Or he'll be at his condominium in Arizona, watching cable news, and think of a question only Alex could answer. All these months later, he can still see his little brother. Tall, handsome, with that goofy smile.

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