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Awwwww: Justin Verlander tossed Kate Upton a baseball

Aug 5, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

Kate Upton had a first-row seat behind Detroit’s dugout for last night’s Yankees-Tigers game in New York. Her boyfriend Justin Verlander had the night off, but the Tigers right-hander stepped out of the dugout long enough to toss her a baseball and get an “aww” from the Sports Illustrated model.

I dunno, I thought it was pretty cute.

  1. dianagram - Aug 5, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    “Aww … this baseball is cute, but if your peripherals don’t improve, we’re through!”

    • genericcommenter - Aug 5, 2014 at 11:46 AM

      The only peripheral that matters:

      2015 32 Detroit Tigers $28,000,000
      2016 33 Detroit Tigers $28,000,000
      2017 34 Detroit Tigers $28,000,000
      2018 35 Detroit Tigers $28,000,000
      2019 36 Detroit Tigers $28,000,000

      • sportsfan18 - Aug 5, 2014 at 1:42 PM

        THAT is what Kate was saying “aww” about…

      • Reflex - Aug 5, 2014 at 4:03 PM

        Why would she care so much about that? She is herself quite wealthy and earned an estimated $7 mil this year so far. She is in her early 20’s and her income has been rocketing up the past few years ($515k estimated for 2012 to $7 mil this year so far). She has no need of Justin’s money.

        I’m not certain why people believe the only reason a woman would date someone with money is because of the money. Supermodels like Upton have their pick of men, and athletes are near the bottom of the totem pole compared to the kind of men Upton would have a choice of. If it were about money she’d be dating someone from a investment bank or some Russian Oligarch.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 5, 2014 at 5:42 PM

        Maybe she likes disposable income? He’s making four times what she made last year, guaranteed, every year for the rest of the decade. Her business is a tad more fickle.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 5, 2014 at 5:45 PM

        Oops, misread that. But still….he stands to make at least double what she makes this year.

      • genericcommenter - Aug 5, 2014 at 6:28 PM

        I don’t think I ever said “the only reason women date men is for money,” but I stand by comment about his earnings.

        Sure, maybe Kate could date someone with more money. I wouldn’t get carried away about her status and earning potential in the “supermodel” world, though.

        Looks matter a great deal to men, but that doesn’t mean that men (even rich, good-looking ones) have to date supermodels, or that every man will dump his wife/GF whenever another attractive woman comes along. It’s just something that matters to a degree. If money matters a great deal, a woman isn’t necessarily going to dump a multi-millionaire for a billionaire. It doesn’t work that way.

    • dickclydesdale - Aug 5, 2014 at 8:35 PM

      Upton gives Verlander the trumpet salute when he’s in town..

  2. historiophiliac - Aug 5, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Like that makes up for not getting the puppy she wanted…

  3. belgariontheking - Aug 5, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    I will accept any excuse to put Kate Upton on my computer screen.

  4. rcali - Aug 5, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    Kate Upton meet Memo Paris. Memo Paris meet Kate Upton.

    • rickrenteria - Aug 5, 2014 at 11:42 AM

      Quality comment. Thank you.

    • tearlw - Aug 5, 2014 at 12:08 PM

      Her effect on him is more Harriet Bird than Memo don’t you think?

  5. proudlycanadian - Aug 5, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    Kate Upton is competing with Amanda McCarthy as the “Face Of Baseball”. Amanda got the last laugh yesterday.

  6. drewsylvania - Aug 5, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    How dare he not give it to a kid? He’s the most horrible person ever.

    — Groupthink baseball fans

    • bfunk1978 - Aug 5, 2014 at 4:19 PM

      Born in 1992. He kinda did.

  7. georgewashingtonsghost - Aug 5, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    The fried sitting next to her looked at it and asked, “why isn’t it autographed like the one you got from Jeter?”

    • georgewashingtonsghost - Aug 5, 2014 at 11:30 AM

      Dang it! “friend” sitting next to her. You guys get to edit your posts, why can’t we edit our comments?

    • historiophiliac - Aug 5, 2014 at 11:53 AM

      Ha ha It’s funny because she’s a tart who sleeps around with famous baseball players. Good one.

      • tearlw - Aug 5, 2014 at 12:11 PM

        No, it’s funny because it’s a joke.

      • historiophiliac - Aug 5, 2014 at 12:17 PM

        Premised on the notion that she sleeps with multiple players. Hilarious! Womenz is skanks!

      • asimonetti88 - Aug 5, 2014 at 12:13 PM

        No it’s funny because Jeter is so vain he gives girls he likes signed baseballs.

      • asimonetti88 - Aug 5, 2014 at 12:14 PM

        Also, what the guy above me said.

      • stex52 - Aug 5, 2014 at 12:24 PM

        You have it all wrong, philiac. It’s not funny because women are bad. It’s funny because we all think infidelity is hilarious.

      • historiophiliac - Aug 5, 2014 at 12:25 PM

        If that was sarcasm, I am duly impressed.

      • stex52 - Aug 5, 2014 at 12:36 PM

        Not sarcasm at all. Quite the opposite. The cuckold’s cap has been a fresh source of humor for at least a millennium.

    • sportsfan18 - Aug 5, 2014 at 1:43 PM

      Kate said the ball in the gift basket from Derek WAS autographed though…

    • 4cornersfan - Aug 6, 2014 at 5:52 PM

      Jeter has moved on. He is now dating SI swimsuit model Hannah Davis, who is billed as “This Year’s Kate Upton.” Not only is Kate dating a pitcher rather than a HOF shortstop, she’s not even Kate Upton anymore.

  8. bkl121 - Aug 5, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    could you imagine if a-rod had been caught doing this on camera in ny?

    • Caught Looking - Aug 5, 2014 at 11:44 AM

      Verlander already has her phone number

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Aug 5, 2014 at 12:10 PM

      He was a few years ago. It was the scandal to end all scandals, at least until the next scandal.

  9. genericcommenter - Aug 5, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    She hit him in the face with a couple basketballs after the game.

  10. joecool16280 - Aug 5, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    “She’s a big big baseball fan”

    Pun intended?

  11. Uncle Charlie - Aug 5, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    When ESPN cut to her during the game I thought who is that pudgy faced muppet? …oh right it’s tits on a stick.

  12. stex52 - Aug 5, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    You know what? I thought philiac was overreacting earlier in the thread. But it is kind of trashy in this neighborhood.

  13. pbastille - Aug 5, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    She looks familiar. Where might I have seen her before? Anyone? /s

  14. pete2112 - Aug 5, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    She’s bad news for him.

  15. bigmeechy74 - Aug 5, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    She isn’t even that hot. she needs to lose weight

  16. zinger99 - Aug 5, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    She’s too heavy. Can’t believe she made the cover of SI. Alessandra Ambrosios’ got it all over her!!!!

  17. rawdog2013 - Aug 6, 2014 at 12:37 AM

    Am I jealous, yes. Are the hyenas going to lose in the 1st round of the playoffs to the A’s, yes.

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