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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander is a lot of things. He is the reigning American League MVP. He is the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner. He is the ace of the staff and has tossed two no-hitters already in his young career. He is a big time pitcher who will lead the Tigers for many seasons.
But last night on Conan, we found out two more things about Verlander. First, he is quite funny, but second, he is not exactly the healthiest of eaters.
Knowing that many baseball players are extremely superstitious, Conan O’Brien asked Verlander about his pregame rituals and what he east before taking the mound. Verlander did not disappoint in his response.
“The night before, as you can tell by my amazing physique, I eat Taco Bell,” Verlander said. “Every night.”
Wade Boggs had his chicken. Verlander has his chalupas. Well, not exactly.
“Three crunchy taco supremes, no tomato, cheesy gordita crunch, and a Mexican pizza, no tomato.”
Verlander is apparentl...
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Last season, Justin Verlander brought us one of the most dominant seasons we’ve seen from a pitcher in recent history. Verlander would have liked a better result in the playoffs, but he mowed through the entire league during the regular season and placed himself in the MVP discussion. In an era where pitchers rarely are able to pitch deep enough into games to win 20 games in...
P edro Martinez was the best pitcher in baseball during the late '90s and early 2000s, and some might argue that he was the best player in the game. In 1999, Martinez had arguably the greatest year of his career, but due to certain writers leaving him off their ballots, Martinez was passed over for the AL MVP award in favor of Texas Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez. The slight...
In case you missed it, here's video of Justin Verlander on Conan earlier this evening. Among other things, Verlander discussed his secret pre-game meal regimen and hotfoot prowess.
So Justin Verlander pretty much took over baseball last year. Winning the MVP as a pitcher and going a remarkable 24-5 with a 2.4 ERA. What's the key to his success you might ask? Eating Taco Bell every night before he pitches. Oh yea, and don't get any tomato or your screwed. Check out the video below of Verlander talking to Conan O'Brien about his secret....
Justin Verlander, the latest cover athlete for the MLB 2K franchise, appeared on Conan O’Brien’s talk show to promote the release of MLB 2K12. The indisputable Cy Young winner and controversial American League MVP may not be the new Brian Wilson, but he’s an entertaining guy nonetheless. He revealed his normal pre-game meal, which may [...]
When J. Viddy makes a run to the border the night before a start this is what he orders. 3 Crunchy Tacos Supremes no tomatoes Cheesy Gordita Crunch Mexican Pizza, with no tomatoes
Justin Verlander stopped by Conan to talk about winning the AL MVP and his love for taco bell!
Justin Verlander's offseason has included a bevy of awards, visits to MLB Network and a video game with his face on it. Next up: Verlander hits the late-night talk show circuit.
This is a shot from the set of 2ksports studios, where they’re making what I’m sure will be their next masterpiece starring Justin Verlander. Counter-clockwise there you’ve got the one and only Jay Bruce, David Price and C.J. Wilson. I like the cast they’ve got involved here, and I have to give 2ksports some credit. The basketball game they made this past year was awesome...
Justin Verlander won't even be a Top 3 SP in 2012. Book it. Photo Credit: Keith Allison, Flickr
Courtesy of MockDraftCentral.com... 1 Matt Kemp 2 Albert Pujols 3 Miguel Cabrera 4 Jose Bautista 5 Troy Tulowitzki6 Justin Verlander
Possible names for team six: Just-in Scrupulous, Just-in Sane, Just-in Visable. Maybe later in the season the team can change names to Just-in Jured...
After becoming the first starting pitcher in a quarter-century to win the Most Valuable Player, Justin Verlander was ready for a different kind of offseason.
That's no Blue Steel. Photo Credit: Keith Allison, Flickr
Courtesy of MockDraftCentral.com... 1 Matt Kemp 2 Albert Pujols 3 Miguel Cabrera 4 Jose Bautista 5 Troy Tulowitzki 6 Justin Verlander
Possible names for team six: Just-in Scrupulous, Just-in Sane, Just-in Visable. Maybe later in the season the team can change names to Just-in Jured. After all, Verlander is a pitcher...