There’s no crying in baseball — but tweeting is another story. Kate Upton lashed out at baseball writers with an R-rated tweet after her fiancé, Justin Verlander, lost out on the prestigious Cy Young Award for the best pitcher of the year.
Her Detroit Tigers pitcher beau, 33, had the most first-place votes for the award with 14, but Rick Porcello of the Boston Red Sox took home the American League trophy because he received more second-place votes and a higher overall score.
In several follow-up tweets, Upton slammed the voting system, writing, “He had the majority of 1st place votes and 2 writers didn’t have him on their ballots?!! Can you pick more out of touch people to vote?@MLB.”
She blasted Porcello, 27, in another tweet, incorrectly stating that he didn’t receive any first-place votes when he actually had eight. “Sorry Rick but you didn’t get any 1st place votes? You didn’t win. #ByeFelicia @MLB keep up with the times and fire those writers,” she wrote.
The Cy Young Award is chosen by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and awarded to one pitcher in the American League and one in the National League. Two writers from each city with an MLB team vote for the winner, rewarding seven points for first place, four points for second, three points for third, two for fourth and one for fifth.
Verlander had a much more diplomatic response to his loss. “Just want to say thank you to all the @officialBBWAA who voted for me,” he wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.
The Internet totally loved Upton’s response, though. “I don’t even like baseball but I’m here for Kate Upton taking on the entire MLB,” one tweeter wrote. Others joked that even without the award, Verlander is a pretty lucky man. “Gotta respect Kate Upton’s subtle way of reminding us that Verlander may have lost the Cy Young but is probably pleased with his life,” one man tweeted.
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