VIDEO: Max Scherzer plays catch with young Mets fan in New York

- If you thought Max Scherzer was a good guy before, just wait until you watch this video.

Before Wednesday's game in New York, the Washington Nationals pitcher was playing catch in the outfield-- only it wasn't with his teammate. Instead, he tossed the ball with a young Mets fan who was watching from the outfield stands-- and that boy's father was rolling on the whole thing.

Joe La Rocca tweeted video of his 11-year-old son, Joseph, and his big moment  with Scherzer. La Rocca tells FOX 5 his family goes to about 20 games a year. The proud dad couldn't hold in his excitement as he shot video of the moment his son will never forget.

"This is a dream!" La Rocca says as his son and Scherzer toss the ball back and forth. "Joe's playing catch with Max Scherzer! Are you kidding me?" 

La Rocca tells FOX 5 his son had already caught a ball in batting practice, but he wanted to stay longer-- he told Joseph to give the ball he caught to a little kid, which he did. When he saw Scherzer near the outfield wall, Joseph yelled, "Hey Max, great game last night!" Scherzer said thanks, and then asked him to have a catch.
At the end of the video, Scherzer tosses the souvenir ball to the boy, and his dad asks him what he thought. 

"Amazing! I'm never giving this ball away. There's no way," Joe, Jr. says. 

La Rocca tells FOX 5 it made some kind of impression on both of them. 

"We are big Mets fans, but right now, we're Nats fans," he said.
When he shared the video on Twitter, La Rocca tweeted Scherzer, "TY for having a catch with my son. Lifetime memory. This lifelong Mets fan is now a lifetime Max fan!"



Watch the entire video shared with FOX 5 by Joe La Rocca above!

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