Found July 11, 2012 on The Majors Detroit:
Tuesday night Tigers fans and baseball fans for that matter saw something very uncharacteristic of Justin Verlander and that was him being tagged for five runs in the first inning of the MLB All-Star Game. The American League would later go on to lose the game to the National League 8-0 and surrender home field advantage in the World Series. After the game, Verlander attributed his performance to wanting to have fun and putting on a show for the fans. “We’re here for the fans,” Verlander said. “I know the fans don’t want to see me hit 90 mph and hit the corners.” “I know nobody wants to see me throw 90 mph,” Verlander said. “They like to see the 100 mph fastball. So, hey, I gave them that.” Now I don’t believe Verlander wanted to go out there and give up five runs in the first inning and I do believe that he wanted the American League to win. Obviously though winning didn’t take precedent and because of this Verlander has gotten some criticism from fans and to an extent members of con

Parody song written about Verlander-Upton

Over the last week, there has been a bunch of hullabaloo over the relationship between Tigers ace Justin Verlander and Sports Illustrated swimsuit goddess Kate Upton. The website Busted Coverage scrounged up some evidence of Upton “hanging all over” Verlander in Shelby Township this past weekend after the two attended an Aerosmith concert. Friday night, Upton attended the...

Verlander ramps it up before melting down

Justin Verlander wanted to give the fans an All-Star show. The Tigers' ace certainly did that Tuesday night, though not in the way he intended. The reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner offered a steady series of 100 mph fastballs that National League hitters sent soaring all over picturesque Kauffman Stadium. Verlander was hammered for five runs in the first inning as...

'This Time It Counts' Charade Needs to End as Players Openly Mock So-Called Importance of All-Star Game

Justin Verlander is arguably the best pitcher in the world right now. While there may have been some doubt as to who should have started for the National League, nobody had any issues with Verlander -- the reigning AL MVP -- taking the mound against the opposing league's best hitters. So, it may have come to a surprise to many that Verlander was shelled in his one inning of work...

More of the same for Verlander after banner 2011

After winning the American League MVP last season, Justin Verlander might be even more important to the Detroit Tigers in 2012. The overpowering right-hander has already thrown a career-high five complete games this year, bolstering a struggling rotation and helping the Tigers stay in the thick of the AL Central race. No, he's not likely to go 24-5 again, but Verlander - the...

Rumor: Justin Verlander and Kate Upton dating

She is the supermodel originally from Michigan, and was recently seen dancing at a Detroit Tigers home game.  He is the best pitcher and reigning Cy Young award winner.   Could the young and beautiful Kate Upton and Justin Verlander actually be dating? That’s the buzz after the two have been seen together all over metro-Detroit [...]

Win $500 With FanDuel Fantasy Baseball And Make Me Feel Like Justin Verlander

Wait 'til you see his ping pong ball trick! We’re playing FanDuel fantasy baseball again this week, and one way or another I’ll end up feeling like Justin Verlander. If I win, I’m the Justin Verlander who gets to shack up with Kate Upton. If I lose horribly, I’m the Justin Verlander who ruined the All-Star Game. We’re capping the league at 275 spots this week, so...

Kate Upton Getting Cozy With, Possibly Dating All-Star Game Starter Justin Verlander (Video)

A Sports Illustrated cover girl and an American League MVP, what could make a better couple? Kate Upton and Justin Verlander have been spending a lot of time together lately, so the rumors are flying. Are they dating? Recently, Upton took in an Aerosmith concert with Verlander and a couple of friends. Then she was up in the Detroit Tigers suite during a game with a Tigers hat on...

Cain vs. Verlander: Best of their era?

Tony La Russa doesn't concern himself with storylines. If he did, he would have chosen New York Mets' knuckleballing sensation R.A. Dickey to start the All-Star Game. Instead, La Russa picked San Francisco's Matt Cain as the National League starter and created a different theme to the pitching matchup for tonight's All-Star Game (MLB on FOX, 7:30 p.m. ET). The subplot...

Is Kate Upton dating Justin Verlander?

No, Ellen DeGeneres, Kate Upton is not dating Mark Sanchez. But she might be dating Justin Verlander. Over the weekend, Upton was seen (drunk?) in Verlander’s suite at a Tigers game in Detroit. They were in that MLB 2k12 commercial together earlier in this year, after all. So, it might have been a case of a friend simply hooking up a friend. But there’s more to this picture...

Giant Show: National League routs American League 8-0

It was the San Francisco Giants show at Tuesday night’s All-Star Game as the National League beat up on the American League 8-0 from Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera opened the flood gates in the first inning off of AL Starter Justin Verlander. Cabrera singled to left center before Ryan Braun doubled him home to make it 1-0. Later on in the first...

The Kate Upton/Justin Verlander song, "Upton Girl" (Video)

Previously on Outside the Boxscore, we mentioned the rumors that swimsuit model Kate Upton and Justin Verlander might be a couple. The folks over at the Detroit's rock station WRIF decided to do this parody song called "Upton Girl": (Courtesy of It's Always Sunny In Detroit)

2012 All Star Lineups

LINEUPS FOR THE 83rd ALL-STAR GAME ANNOUNCED Aces Verlander of the Tigers and Cain of the Giants Earn Starting Honors KANSAS CITY, MO – The 2012 All-Star Game managers, Tony La Russa and Ron Washington of the Texas Rangers, have announced their starting lineups for the 83rd Midsummer Classic, to be played on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.  The lineups were announced at this...

Who’s Your Favorite Hot Celeb At a Sporting Event This Past Week

Let’s take a vote today; Who was your favorite celebrity at a sporting event this past weekend? Amidst the rumors of Justin Verlander and Kate Upton, the SI Model showed up at a Tigers game… (Yawn)… and had some pops… Kate and Pippa Middleton had a nice little fashion-off at Wimbledon. Tie goes to the runner?? Speaking of Wimbledon, Victoria Beckham looked almost plastic...

Bernie On The Scene-At the All Star Game

I was listening to sports talk radio tonight driving back to the hotel after the All Star Game. I heard to hosts talking about how boring the game was. How it needed to change. How stupid it is to have so many players on each team. I didn't think it was boring. I thought it was fascinating. There were so many stories to cover. So many people made an impression. Here are...
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