Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 7/16/12
Everyone done panicking over Justin Verlander yet? Between his terrible performance in the All-Star Game and the rumors flying around about Kate Upton, last week was one of the first times that Tigers fans actually seemed worried about their ace. Where was his head? Was Upton going to be the next Yoko Ono? Had his All-Star performance uncovered some previously hidden flaw. Eight innings, three hits, zero runs, two walks, eight strikeouts. The Orioles found out Sunday what calm observers had suspected all along. Justin Verlander is just fine. His All-Star performance came because he didn't take it seriously. He didn't retreat into a quiet part of the clubhouse with his headphones to maintain maximum focus before the game -- he hung out with the other All Stars and enjoyed the experience. He didn't throw 92-mph fastballs in the first inning, he threw 101 and gave the fans something to ooh and ahh over. He enjoyed himself, he gave everyone a show, and he didn't worry about the res...
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