Kate Upton to Cy Young Voters: ‘I Thought I Was the Only Person Allowed to F–k’ Justin Verlander

AP Photo/Diane Bondareff
AP Photo/Diane Bondareff

Supermodel Kate Upton accuses sports writers of doing to her boyfriend Justin Verlander what remains her exclusive right.

“Hey @MLB,” she tweeted. “I thought I was the only person allowed to f–k @ Justin Verlander?! What 2 writers didn’t have him on their ballot?”

Boston Red Sox starter and former Verlander teammate Rick Porcello won the American League Cy Young Award on Wednesday (a third ex-Tigers teammate, Max Scherzer, won in the National League). The Detroit Tigers righty and Cy Young runner-up attracted more first-place votes but lost because Porcello did better in place, show, and beyond on the ballots.

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America votes on the award. Fourteen of the 30 ballots gave the top nod to Verlander, eight picked Porcello, Zach Britton of the Orioles garnered five firsts, and Indians ace Corey Kluber received three first-place votes. But Kluber came in ahead of Britton in total points and Porcello topped Verlander. The Tigers righty received four fourths, three fifths, and two ballot exclusions to lose 137-132.

Verlander went 16-9 with a 3.04 ERA and 254 strikeouts in 2016. Porcello boasted a 22-4 record with a 3.15 ERA and 189 strikeouts.

“I honestly don’t care,” Porcello said of Upton’s Twitter tirade on the conference call with reporters. “I’m not the one that made that decision as far as who wins the Cy Young. All I know is I’ve got a lot of people around me right now that I love very much and have been instrumental in my success in getting to this point, and on top of that we’ve got some really good bottles of wine that still need to be drank. There’s not really a concern in my mind.”