Originally written on Busted Coverage  |  Last updated 11/19/14

Bigger shock in Detroit during the 2012 MLB season: (A.) Miguel Cabrera wins a Triple Crown (B.) Detroit makes the World Series (C.) Justin Verlander starts dating Kate Upton (D.) The Detroit Tigers could win a World Series and have Ms. Upton in a celebration parade down Woodward Ave.?

The smart answer is all of the above. Sure, the Tigers went out and purchased Prince Fielder, but the Tigers spent only one day in first since the start of August and September 25 when they caught the White Sox.
A documentarian can’t ask for much more from this team.
The Cast:
Justin Verlander: 29, Virginia native, $46 million in career earnings; This is what JV looked like in his 1995 Tuckahoe Little League photo. Upton was 3.
Kate Upton: 5′ 10″ & 20-years-old; born in St. Joseph, Michigan; Sports Illustrated bikini cover model
The Background:
Verlander & Upton catch Aerosmith concert on July 5 in suburban Detroit. That’s followed by Kate & her friend catching a Tigers game from Verlander’s box at Comerica Park. That night, Upton & Verlander are spotted at Coyote Joe’s where Mr. Cy Young went with the arm around the shoulder move.
Just 8 days later, Upton was spotted at a Troy, MI gym; the two create Twitter chatter by eating at local restaurants.
The relationship was on, but the Tigers were in a fight with the White Sox. Upton-JV went dark mid-September when they were spotted road tripping in Chicago. Detroit media went nuts and BC was being quoted in the Detroit Free Press. A week later the Tigers had the A.L. Central lead.

Flash-forward to October. As if the entertainment gossip sites needed more relationship fuel, Upton’s uncle, Michigan Congressman Fred Upton, made sure to tell a Michigan radio show that he had “family reasons” for rooting for JV.
And lastly, you had Justin Verlander’s grandfather, obviously proud of his grandson’s life exploits, weighing in on the relationship: “They make a good looking pair because he’s a good looking man too.”
Climax:
August 20 – Upton, never spotted wearing a Tigers hat in New York City, is photographed wearing a Tigers hat in Manhattan. Verlander is 10-5 since the Aerosmith concert.
Conclusion:
A World Series ring, parade past the Joe Louis fist in downtown Detroit and vacation in St. Lucia. Let’s assume Verlander has already told Kate to clear her schedule.



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