Young fan plays surprise game of catch with MLB player from stands

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NEW YORK -- A young New York Mets fan got a big surprise from an opposing player before a game at Citi Field on Wednesday.

Joe La Rocca posted video of his 11-year-old son in the left field stands playing catch with Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer.

Scherzer was in the outfield with other players warming up before the game.

La Rocca said on Twitter that his son -- who was wearing a Mets hat and jersey -- had become a lifetime Scherzer fan after the experience.

"We may be Mets fans, people should know what a wonderful thing Max did," he tweeted, adding that there was no way he would give up that ball.