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Is there a way to add legitimate interest to the World Baseball Classic? It’s hard to imagine. The attempt to wedge this Olympic-styled, world-captivating pipedream event into a tiny timeframe is laughable, especially considering that, at this time of the year, all baseball fans care about is whether their team’s top prospect successfully completed the bunting drill or whether he’ll start the season with the Double-A or Triple-A affiliate.
The game’s best players seldom participate, which is to be expected. Why sacrifice big league bucks for an exhibition? The national pride argument is overplayed as well. If that were the case, you wouldn’t have to convince the game’s biggest names to suit up.
Nonetheless, could you have imagined if they had attempted to launch this competition decades ago? Puerto Rico has Roberto Clemente and Orlando Cepeda. The Dominican Republic has Juan Marichal. That’s it. That’s literally all I can think of. Now, if you built the American team, where the hell...
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Justin Verlander discussed the possibility of gay players in MLB, and said that he would be open to having a gay teammate on the Tigers.
Detroit Tigers pitcher Dustin Verlander met Arnold Palmer on Tuesday and wasn't going to let the opportunity to take a photo with the golf legend pass him by:
Met Arnold Palmer today...and had to get a photo with one of the greatest golf icons of all time #legend twitter.com/JustinVerlande…— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) March 5, 2013
Torii Hunter made headlines a few months ago when he said having an openly gay teammate would be ”difficult and uncomfortable.” One of his fellow Detroit Tigers feels very differently. Justin Verlander told CNN’s Carol Costello on Tuesday that he would “absolutely” be accepting of an openly gay teammate. The Cy Young winner also took it a step further, saying that he...
Justin Verlander just admitted something for the first time. The ace of the Detroit Tigers has accomplished a lot in his career. M.V.P and Cy Young Awards. Being the starting pitcher in an All-Star game. Pitching numerous times in the World Series. Oh, and don’t forget two no-hitters. One of the things that the Tigers [...]
During an interview with CNN's Carol Costello, Detroit Tigers pitcher, Justin Verlander, said that he would "absolutely" accept an openly gay player on his team.
"I wouldn't mind it," Verlander added.
While some players in the major professional sports have reservations about having a gay teammate, it's almost a breath of fresh air to hear one...
A few months back, shortly after signing with the Detroit Tigers, Torii Hunter made the controversial statement that it would be “difficult and uncomfortable” having an openly gay teammate. But the truth of the matter is pretty simple, there are gay players in MLB locker rooms as we speak, just as there are throughout collegiate and professional sports. Hunter’s teammate, Justin...
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Torii Hunter hit his first home run with the Detroit Tigers, Justin Verlander allowed one hit in four innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Wednesday.
Hunter, who left the Los Angeles Angels as a free agent last winter, homered off Blue Jays reliever Michael Schwimer. The homer raised Hunter's spring batting average to .261....
Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander sat down with CNN's Carol Costello to talk money, gay rights and more. Verlander was asked about the comments he made about the $200 million contract, his response: "They got taken out of
Torii Hunter hit his first home run with the Detroit Tigers, Justin Verlander allowed one hit in four innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Wednesday.
Hunter, who left the Los Angeles Angels as a free agent last winter, homered off Blue Jays reliever Michael Schwimer. The homer raised Hunter's spring batting average to .261.
Verlander lowered his...