Originally posted on Busted Coverage  |  Last updated 10/22/12

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.



Filed under: Baseball, Lead Marquee

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Le’Veon Bell wants $15 million per year

The Jaguars must cut Blake Bortles this summer

AFC South Preview: Are we right to hype the Titans?

Rams’ 2017 season is referendum on Jared Goff

Report: New Marlins owners will fire president David Samson

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Pats rookie Derek Rivers out for season with knee injury

Could Bills trade LeSean McCoy next?

Jags coach says Blake Bortles’ starting job is in jeopardy

Report: New Marlins owners will seriously consider trading Stanton

Report: Raiders CB Sean Smith charged with felony assault

Red Sox owner wants to rename Yawkey Way

Why the SEC is not the best football conference anymore

Box Score 8/18: Reds and Cubs claw through a 23-run game

The 'M! E! S! S! Mess! Mess! Mess!' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: Giancarlo Stanton won't stop hitting homers

NFL shifts blame for Zeke suspension to police and NFLPA

Box Score 8/17: Interleague games bring the fireworks

The 'Forget Calvin, bring back Jerry' quiz

The top 20 left-handed pitchers of all-time

Box Score 8/16: There is no stopping the Dodgers

The '27 up, 27 down' quiz

BIG3 Referee Hotline Bling: Charles Oakley slams the phone — and his opponents — down

The Cardinals have their season back by the unlikeliest of means

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Why the SEC is not the best football conference anymore

The 'M! E! S! S! Mess! Mess! Mess!' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: Giancarlo Stanton won't stop hitting homers

NFL shifts blame for Zeke suspension to police and NFLPA

The 'Forget Calvin, bring back Jerry' quiz

BIG3 Referee Hotline Bling: Charles Oakley slams the phone — and his opponents — down

The '27 up, 27 down' quiz

The Cardinals have their season back by the unlikeliest of means

The 'For Sale this fall: All of the awards' quiz

The BIG3 in L.A.: The reverse Danny Almonte comes to Staples Center

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker