According to people who keep a much closer watch on who athletes are dating than we do, Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander has been in a relationship with the same girl since college. But apparently that may have changed recently – or perhaps during the filming of a certain video game commercial – as the big news about arguably the best pitcher in baseball – who was shelled in the first inning of last night’s MLB All-Star Game – wasn’t that he would start for the American League, but that he might be dating… Kate Upton.
The comely blonde model, a native of St. Joseph, Mich., was seen by several fans in Verlander’s suite at the Palace of Auburn Hills at last Thursday’s Aerosmith concert. The two stars were joined by her BFF, model Lizzy Glynn, and his pal Frank Viola, Jr. (son of Minnesota Twins’ pitcher Frank Viola). (Via HuffPo)
Does “comely” mean obese cannibal? Wait, no. It means attractive. Thank God, I didn’t want to rant again. But the double date indeed happen, with the younger Viola even removing his pants to appease Upton’s BFF for the mechanical bull ride.
Ever since Upton showed up at a recent Tigers game and *GASP!* might have drank an alcoholic beverage – because 19-year olds never drink – there was buzz as to why this New York Yankees fan and professed Florida native suddenly had an interest in her real home state again. And now we possibly know why.
But if Verlander and Upton are actually an item, I urge her Internet boyfriends to remain calm and not be too upset. After all, it could be much MUCH worse. She could be dating Bryce Harper.