With 17 minutes to go before the trade deadline, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlandercame to the realization that he was not going to be dealt to a contender. He reported the news by tweeting a selfie from the visitors locker room at Yankee Stadium. In doing so, he allowed every freeloader in the 300-level and above to score some sweet WiFi free of charge by including the media password.
What a nice guy. It’s just like they always say: when life gives you a $219 million contract, make people use less data or roaming charges.
Verlander may need to continue these proof of life photos from other locker rooms because there is still a chance he gets moved in August through the waiver process. And here’s hoping, because unearthing those secret passwords around the league usually requires a man on the inside willing to play ball.