Been a true blessing to have witnessed verlander live over 10 times now, including his dazling game 1 and two near no-hitters last year. Cherish every inning we get with him. He's one for the ages
OT: Verlander is Legend
Give him the AL Cy Young
Verlander will be 30 years old when he starts the 2013 season. He has 124 career wins, which puts him 26th among active MLB pitchers. He has 232 career starts, which is by far the fewest among those pitchers ahead ranked around him. He stays healthy, he's gong to be a first ballot choice for the HOF.
It's rare that you get to see both the best pitcher and hitter in baseball, at the same time, on your team. How lucky we are as fans, and I plan to enjoy watching Verlander and Miggy suit up in the Old English D for a long time.
Does anyone know why they don't line up and shake hands with the other team at the end of series like in Bball or Hockey? Even in Football, they seek people out and shake hands. Just wondering...
..isn't hockey that only sport that formally lines up and shakes everyones hand (at least at the professional level)? I don't think I've ever seen that in the NBA. Hell, the Bad Boys walked off the court before the game was even finished against the Bulls one year.
only college. I know they line up in college. Just seems like a nice thing to do (as said by a Mom who is always pointing out the nice things in sports...."Look Kids, Denard is Always smiling! No matter what!") Also strange that pro hockey does it, since that is the only sport where they punch each other in actual fights!!
Verlander needs a WS ring. I hope it happens this year.
Rookie of the Year, Cy Young, MVP, 2 No Hitters, and WS Ring...that has a nice sound to it. And he's just getting started.
Kate on his list of accomplishments
To the OPs point, this is why I'm thoroughly proud to be a Detroit fan and I wouldn't have it any other way. I don't think we'd put up with a load of me-first shit the way they put up with "Manny being Manny" in Boston, or Kobe in LA, we've been fortunate not to have massive egos for owners like Jerry Jones or George Steinbrenner, and we don't take pride in acting like dicks like in Chicago or Philly. Shut up and play and do it for the team and we'll love ya. We'll even take on reclamation projects like Sheed or Todd Bertuzzi, as long as they prove themselves.
The result is a long line of stars who are just damn good people that you'd love for your kid to grow up and be just like them. Come in here with your shitty attitude like Allen Iverson or Juan Gonzalez, and you won't exactly find a warm welcome.
Well, 3 out of 4 ain't bad.
and dominates just about every time he takes the mound. It's a wonder that he lost 7 games this year.
Yes he is!!