Found February 23, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
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 PLB Sports (PLBSports.com), which is a Pittsburgh-based company that makes athlete-endorsed products that sold for charity.
You should buy Fastball Flakes if you’re looking to contribute to a good cause, but don’t confuse them with a cereal like Wheaties or anything like that. Eating these flakes will not guarantee that you can throw 101 mph in the 9th inning.
H/T Hardball Talk
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...
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...
Thursday's Tigers workout carried symbols of Justin Verlander's overwhelming 2011 season. He loosened up a bit, and he stood alone. In a pickoff drill, Verlander whirled to throw to first base, where new instructor Kenny Rogers awaited the ball.
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.
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.
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.
Blonde bombshell Kate Upton teaches finger mechanics to AL Cy Young award winner MVP Justin Verlander who graces the cover of 2K Sports MLB 2K12. His mission to gain entry to the “Perfect Club” where anyone can win a million dollars. Click the link to see how it went down.
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.