Found February 22, 2012 on
Did you eat your Justin Verlander's Fastball Flakes this morning? It's a good breakfast and a good cause. The Tigers ace adorns the box of one of the latest cereals from PLB Sports, the Pittsburgh-based company that produces such athlete-endorsed products for charitable efforts.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Usually when Tigers ace Justin Verlander hears a crunch, it's the sound of opposing bats splintering like tongue depressors.
Now Verlander can attribute the onomatopoetic word to another endeavor, and a much more philanthropic one at that.
The 2011 American League MVP and Cy Young winner is pitching cereal, Limited Edition Justin Verlander Fastball Flakes.
All proceeds from...
FASTBALL TO YUMMY TOWN
When you win the A.L. Cy Young and have your name thrown into the discussion for A.L. MVP, this is the stuff that happens. Fear not, Tigers fans. This isn’t some sort of lame money-making scheme. According to the Detroit Free Press, sales from Justin Verlander’s “Fastball Flakes” cereal benefit VA Hospitals in Detroit and Ann Arbor. The cereal is being sold through...
Here's a scary thought for American League batters: Justin Verlander is hoping to improve.
Detroit's pitchers and catchers began their first workout Monday at spring training, and Verlander was eager to start. The reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner also was celebrating his 29th birthday.
Verlander went 24-5 with a 2.40 ERA in 2011, a season that also included a no...
I'll admit it. I'm starting to get giddy about the upcoming Major League Baseball season.
We observed a number of big names change teams this offseason. During the spring training schedule, we will dissect the impact of these shifts on pennant races and work to identify the holes in each team.
Like everybody, I'm curious to witness how the departures of Prince Fielder...
We found out on Late Night with Conan O'Brien that American League MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander's secret to success isn't eating Wheaties every morning. Instead, he smashes Taco Bell for dinner the night before every start. That routine enabled him to post a 24-5 record with 250 strikeouts in 2011. But now, JV will have his own version of Wheaties to start...
It's that time of year, folks. The time where baseball teams are releasing their promotional schedules.By now, we've all seen that creepy, stuffed Don Zimmer bear that the Tampa Bay Rays are giving way, right?Well, not to be outdone, the Richmond Flying Squirrels are doing a Justin Verlander bobblehead...and it will feature the reigning American League MVP and Cy Young...
Last summer we brought you the news of baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (and thrower of 7 career no-hitters) Nolan Ryan’s “Throwin’ Smoke” BBQ sauce. Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander doesn’t have as many no-hitters as Ryan but he does have two things Ryan doesn’t, American League Cy Young and MVP awards. Verlander also has a cereal that bears...
With the first full squad workout still several days away, Detroit's three biggest stars already are at spring training.
Prince Fielder entered the Tigers' increasingly crowded clubhouse Monday, the day of Detroit's first workout for pitchers and catchers. The rest of the team doesn't officially start until Friday, but Fielder saw no reason to wait. The slugging...
Justin Verlander's face popped up on Conan and hit the cover of a video this offseason. The next logical step was a cereal box.
Justin Verlander began his baseball year Monday with a celebration. Now he'd like to end it with one.
As important as Prince Fielder's addition could be, it's difficult to see the Tigers winning a World Series without another dominant season from Justin Verlander.
Green should win unanimously. I'm talking "Justin Verlander winning the Cy Young" unanimously.
The new look Detroit Tigers are headed into spring training with 3 of the best players in the game with Justin Verlander, 3B Miguel Cabrera and newly acquired 1B Prince Fielder. With some questions still on the table for the Tigers (5th starter, 2B, speed and defense), they find themselves running out of time to answer them all. If we head into the season with the team as is, it...
During the summer of 2011, 28-year-old right-hander Justin Verlander made his case for a definitive place among the more iconic pitching performances in the AL over the past 39 seasons.
In honor of Justin Verlander's Fastball Flakes, other Detroit athletes who made cereal boxes: BARRY SANDERS: You couldn't keep him off the Wheaties box. He made it a few times, with the first coming in 1992. GRANT HILL: