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Verlander to be on video game cover

Posted on: November 3, 2011 8:22 pm
Edited on: November 3, 2011 8:23 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Tigers ace Justin Verlander is sure to snag the 2011 AL Cy Young award and is likely in the top five (at the very least) of AL MVP voting after a huge season. Thursday night on Twitter, Verlander announced on his own Twitter account that he's already received one accolade. He'll be gracing the cover of MLB 2K12, the baseball video game from 2K Sports. He said it is "a dream come true."

Just in case anyone is worried about some lame "curse," a la the "Madden Curse" in the NFL, Roy Halladay was on the cover of MLB 2K11 and he was the All-Star Game starter this past season.

Verlander, 28, was easily the best pitcher in all of baseball in 2011. He was 24-5 with a 2.40 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 250 strikeouts in 251 innings. He led the majors in wins, strikeouts, WHIP and innings pitched while leading the AL in ERA. His 6.2 hits allowed per nine innings was also best in the bigs.

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Since: Nov 4, 2011
Posted on: November 4, 2011 12:32 pm
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Since: Nov 1, 2011
Posted on: November 4, 2011 6:52 am
 

Verlander to be on video game cover

He really should have told them no when asked to use him on the cover. Tiger need to bring Jubo (Movie -Major League) into the locker room to excpell the curse.


"Jobu to come, take fear from bats. I offer him cigar, rum. He will come."Laughing



Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2011 3:15 am
 

Verlander to be on video game cover

Halladay didn't go far in the playoffs, so there is a curse.  So far, every player getting a lot of TV exposure never does as well as in a prior year.  The 'bearded' Giant was the best example, had a poor start, a fair middle, and became unimportant in the end.  Bummer, not a third no-hitter in 2012 now, I'll be leaving Verlander off the fanatasy charts (sadly tho).



Since: Nov 1, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 11:05 pm
 

Verlander to be on video game cover

Why will it suck, casue Tampa Bay is still your divisionWink



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2011 10:53 pm
 

Verlander to be on video game cover

The game will still suck Tongue out



Since: Nov 1, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 10:17 pm
 

Verlander to be on video game cover

Cool, I just hope it doesn't carry the same bad luck as the Madden cover. Without him Tiggers are done!



Since: Jun 23, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2011 9:25 pm
 

Verlander to be on video game cover

He was a good pitcher.

Sweet    



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