Originally written on Diehardsport  |  Last updated 4/3/13
Prior to the start of the 2013 Major League Baseball season, the Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander agreed to a contract extension that would essentially make him a Tiger for life.  The extension is a seven-year, $180 million contract (with a $22 million vesting option that could kick it over $200 million) that made Verlander the highest paid pitcher in baseball. Detroit Red Wings superstar Pavel Datsyuk sent Verlander a congratulatory tweet, and joked about how Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch has no more money to give Datsyuk a new contract now.  Datsyuk’s contract is up in the summer of 2014 and it has been long rumored that he will return to Russia once the contract is up. Verlander returned Datsyuk’s tweet saying that dinner would be on him and that is when Little Caesars chimed in.  Seeing as Mike Ilitch is the founder/owner of Little Caesars pizza, it’s no wonder that the company chimed in about the meal.  Although it’s going to take Verlander buying a hell of a lot of...
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