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Verlander now Detroit's best show


08:10 AM ET 06.15 | Justin Verlander said he starts thinking about no-hitters around three innings into a spotless beginning, yet another of which on Tuesday has taken him into a new realm: the must-see player. You can't turn away now, not for a single pitch or a single performance. Justin Verlander has reached that rare status, as rare as any player in baseball, that demands he must be watched every time he pitches. The crowd was oohing and Verlander was awe-ing, and when his latest hunt for a slice of history fell just short, it actually was more surprising he didn't get it. ... Not that more confirmation was needed, but Verlander is the most-electric athlete in Detroit, with every ingredient necessary -- incredible talent, supreme confidence and a healthy, nasty sneer.

The Detroit News

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June 15, 2011  08:47 AM ET

So, this article snippet is saying he's good?

Evidently...he was certainly "on" last night.

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June 15, 2011  08:57 AM ET

nice to see him dominating again...good for baseball

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June 15, 2011  08:58 AM ET

Evidently...he was certainly "on" last night.

Its one of my top 3 games I have ever seen in person watching the Tigers- I will give you that...

The guy is something else. Definatley the best pitcher in the Central and one of the best in the game in general. I still wouldnt say the best in the AL but he is very close...

June 15, 2011  08:59 AM ET

Verlander is one of the best four or five starting pitchers in baseball. Why do most people not realize that already?

Because he pitches for the Tigers... Like most of America, everyone forgets about Detroit unless you have been there...

June 15, 2011  09:00 AM ET

one of my few decent DLFL players

If it were not for Austin Jackson and Verlander you wouldnt of scored but 5 points yesterday! LOL!

June 15, 2011  09:02 AM ET

Anyone got the over/under on how long before it takes to get a "Red Sox/Yankees trying to trade for Verlander" thread on this site?

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June 15, 2011  09:16 AM ET

Yes, Verlander is amazing - but how is the Detroit News forgetting about Datsyuk?

June 15, 2011  09:27 AM ET

Austin Jackson blows and you know it.

Oh I know... But his average is getting back up ther finally...

thank God.

Otherwise I thought we might have to deal for some washed up schmuck like Pierre...

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June 15, 2011  09:37 AM ET

I've been there and want to forget what I saw.

Its getting there...
Now that all these freaking tech companies are moving in since its so cheep and the taxes are dramatically less than Silicone Valley- things are starting to look up again...
It will take a long time- and practiaclly just blowing up and starting over in alot of areas- but it will get there- probably will take as long as it took for it to get as bad as it was. another 20 years- but it should get back to a form of respectibility again one day I hope. I like the teams- I just remember as a kid- twenty some years ago- I really liked the city- it was pretty cool.
I wouldnt wish that on any city what happened to Detroit. Hope it makes it back to something decent...

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June 15, 2011  09:48 AM ET

I love the look on his face when someone hits a homerun off of him. It's great.

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