Posts Tagged ‘Justin Verlander

01
Oct
09

Joe Mauer Tipping Pitches

Twins catcher Joe Mauer is the likely MVP this season, a soon-to-be two-time batting champion, an excellent defensive catcher and he can seemingly do it all on the baseball field. For instance, here is a great video showing him very clearly passing along signs to his teammate at bat.

It’s pretty blatant and perfectly legal. Although next time he faces Verlander he may get a 99 mph fastball buried in his ribs…

22
Jul
09

I Am Jack’s Throbbing Doppelganger

After being the choice of many for the Cy Young award last season, instead, Justin Verlander suffered through the worst of his young career. He has bounced back in spectacular fashion this season though and remains the only bright spot on my otherwise miserable fantasy baseball pitching staff. One of the best actors of his generation, Ed Norton has avoided the pitfalls of over-saturation for the time being and has had the fortune of being in some incredible movies. Of course, he’s also incredible, so it goes both ways. Verlander and Norton go only one way, to the PERMANENT doppelgangers page! (We hope! Vote in the poll below!)

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h/t to Saint Dynamite for the tip!

02
Apr
09

Tigers Pull the Ol’ Switcheroo

magskalineFor yesterday’s game with the Braves, in a team-unity measure, Curtis Granderson got his Tigers teammates together and they decided to trade uniform tops before their game. Magglio Ordonez went out in Hall of Famer Al Kaline’s jersey, while Justin Verlander traded in his top for Gerald Laird’s. Newly named closer Fernando Rodney played kiss-up a little, going out to the mound as Fernando Leyland.

“Fernando asked if he could wear my shirt,” Leyland said. “So I let him. I had a pretty good change-up, didn’t I?”

When Leyland was asked about Magglio’s day, after he went 0-4, Leyland quipped, “Not a Hall of Fame day.”

[Det News]




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