Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 11/18/14

11 APR 2009: Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) during the Detroit Tigers 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. Verlander would not get a decision pitching 5 innings while allowing 2 hits and 1 earned run. Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

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DETROIT -- Good thing Justin Verlander wasn't starting Sunday or his whole routine would have been thrown off. Let's just say the ride in was a bit of an adventure. "I got a ride to the stadium from Town Car, as I usually do on days that I travel," Verlander said after Sunday's 7-1 Tigers victory over Kansas City. "On the way there, about 10 minutes out, the AC went out. I'm like, 'Oh, God.' "So I asked the driver if I could get the window unlocked, and the windows wouldn't go down. So then it's a sauna, but at least the car's still going. So I'm like, 'All right, we're good, we'll make it.'" Unfortunately for Verlander, he was wrong. He said about three miles away from Comerica Park, the car started making some disturbing noises and slowing down. "We were going about 35 (miles per hour) down the interstate, and I told her, 'I think we should probably pull over and get off the interstate before we get rear-ended,'" Verlander said. "I made a call, got (clubhouse manager Jim) ...
1 Comment:
  • It is really hard not to like this guy. Everything I have ever heard or read about him is just a blast. I wish the ******* Beckett here in Boston would be more like Verlander with his pitching and his attitude.
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