Plain and simple, these Justin Verlander and Kate Upton leaked pictures are exactly what the MLB needed. Obviously, it’s the last thing people think of when they see them, but no one can deny that it got people talking about Verlander.
All the other major sports, mostly the NFL and NBA, have superstars that go out and do legendary things with beautiful women. Kris Humpheries-esk characters. It’s that connection that makes non-sports people interested in the games or at least the players. Well, that movement has now officially hit Major League Baseball and Verlander just became the damn poster-boy.
Side note, I became a Kate Upton fan back in these days when she first hopped onto the baseball scene.