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Justin Verlander: Unvegan Hero

Keep eying that steak.

On Saturday, May 7th, Justin Verlander pitched the second no-hitter of his career. It’s a hell of an achievement and certainly one to be proud of. And sure, it’s cool that he is now one of only 30 pitchers in the history of Major League Baseball to throw multiple no-hitters, but the way he celebrated is even cooler.

You see, after his historic pitching game, Verlander headed to a restaurant called Barberians in downtown Toronto. It was there that he achieved his true unvegan glory by chowing down on a steak dinner with his fellow Tigers. Ever the humble Tiger, Verlander said, “To be honest, the thing I’m going to remember is having dinner with those guys.” Damn right he is, because while pitching a no-hitter may be awesome, the memory of steak is eternal. And to further his claim for unvegan glory, he proclaimed, “I’m a filet connoisseur.”

A connoisseur indeed. A connoisseur who pitches no-hitters, eats steaks and finishes off by picking up the check for the table.

So for all of this and for being on the greatest baseball team in the world, Justin Verlander, you are a true Unvegan Hero!

No word on whether he stopped for some poutine after dinner.


UPDATE 1/11/12: Tonight, Verlander solidified his position as one of the top Unvegan Heroes by professing his love for Taco Bell on Conan. Not only is Taco Bell his pregame tradition, but he orders the Cheesy Gordita Crunch and orders it all without tomatoes. Verlander is simply a winner all around.