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Bad news for Tigers fans: Kate Upton may be dating Justin Verlander

Jul 11, 2012, 11:16 AM EDT

Kate Upton AP

So now perhaps we have a reason for Justin Verlander’s stinky All-Star performance for the American League. Or perhaps not. But it’s possible that he was distracted by swimsuit model/actress/spokesperson/hostess Kate Upton, with whom it is rumored that he’s having a relationship. Don’t most players have an SI Swimsuit Issue Cover Model clause in their contracts? You should wait until the offseason, Verlander.

Business Insider:

Upton and Verlander were spotted at a local bar Thursday night “getting chummy” after reportedly going to an Aerosmith concert.

Verlander has dated Emily Yuen since college, but it is unknown if the two are still together.

We’re guessing they’re not since reports say Upton and Verlander were “hanging all over each other” at the bar.

Upton and Verlander met on the set of an MLB 2k12 ad.



This comes as good news to Jets fans — Upton had been rumored to be dating Mark Sanchez recently. Is the “Upton Effect” a real thing? I guess we’ll find out.

  1. marzxyz - Jul 11, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    I thought “Upton” meant B.J. Upton. My bad.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 11, 2012 at 10:05 PM

      Me too, but it turns out he’s one of those “straight” people. You know, those folks who insist on forcing their “straight” political agenda on the rest of us, who flaunt their chosen sexuality, kissing their “partners” in public, not caring whether impressionable children might be watching, who insist we allow “straight” marriage, even though studies show most of those so-called marriages fall apart relatively quickly. Disgusting. Well, back to my bible reading.

      • florida727 - Jul 12, 2012 at 8:12 AM

        Bible is spelled with a capital “B” regardless of where it appears in a sentence. Kind of like names of cities, or a person’s name. Just in case you’re wondering… which I doubt.

        • thetruth1313 - Jul 12, 2012 at 11:14 AM

          Much like its not star wars but Star Wars…and not lord of the rings but Lord of the Rings.

          Now can you guess why I used those examples instead of something like Goodfellas or Schidlers List

  2. baddorange - Jul 11, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    The hell with baseball. Lets get some a dat

  3. michiganhockey11 - Jul 11, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    He came out and said he was trying to pitch 100mph in the first inning because it was the all-star game (which his routine is normally to warm up to is over 4-6 innings). Many people in Michigan calling her “Yoko” at this point, but I say let’s watch his next 3-4 starts. He’s usually really focused and on the ball.

    But, ever since he met Kate Upton he has been unable to locate his balls … over the plate, that is …

  4. skids003 - Jul 17, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Some guys have all the luck.