Justin Verlander’s grandpa tells gossip site that Tigers ace is dating Kate Upton

Apparently putting an end to months of speculation and conjecture, it now appears that we have reasonable confirmation of what most folks have long suspected: superstar überbabe and swimsuit model Kate Upton is in fact dating Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander. At least if you are willing to believe Verlander’s grandpa. And if you can believe someone’s granddad, who can you believe?

Richard Verlander Sr. reportedly told Celebuzz that his grandson has been on dates with Upton, among other items of interest.

The entirety of Grandpa Verlander’s comments to the gossip site, as reported by Celebuzz:

”I heard he has been on dates with a Sports Illustrated girl. I saw a photo — she’s beautiful.

“They make a good looking pair because he’s a good looking man too,” said his proud granddad.

“I do know he’s on the dating scene. Justin is a fine boy and whoever he ends up with is lucky. He’s not only a great baseball player, he’s a great guy,” he gushed.

The “Sports Illustrated girl” has to be Upton, right? It’s just hard to believe that Verlander’s grandfather thinks his grandson is dating Christie Brinkley or Kathy Ireland.

So, while Verlander’s granddad doesn’t say that his grandson and the busty model are exclusive, he does report that they have been on dates, which in and of itself is a tremendous accomplishment for nearly any man and something to hang one’s hat on: “I’ve been on a date with Kate-freaking-Upton! How many guys can say that?”

With that in mind, if Verlander’s grandfather’s testimony is to be believed — and frankly, why shouldn’t it? — it’s hard to argue that Verlander is living the high life these days. Fresh off a dominant performance in Detroit’s 6-0 win in Game 5 on Thursday night over the Oakland Athletics in which Verlander only gave up four hits and struck out 11 in a complete game shutout that delivered the Tigers to the ALCS — that’s pretty nifty — now this. For Verlander: Not a bad gig if you can get it.

(feel free to peruse the Sportress Archives for more about Kate Upton — it’s well worth your time)


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  1. Patrick Oliver

    October 12, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Go Justin! You are lucky!

  2. Joe

    October 12, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    That lucky motorboatin son of a *****.

  3. Mark

    October 14, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Hey! Even if it wasn’t true, I would be happy just to have my name connected to her!

  4. nofools

    October 15, 2012 at 12:44 am

    How about concentrating on sports and your career rather than chasing some smelly sn a tch ho bag? whenever these guys get mixed up with these airheaded publicity hogging skanks, they always ruin their reputations and their careers. She smells like a rancid seafood dumpster. Does he think he is the only one she is after? Let everyone else she is running around with deal with her.

    • Nelson

      October 16, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      Jeter seemed to do all right…

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