Justin Verlander rips writer who said Kate Upton should ‘pipe down’

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The Major League Baseball MVP voting provided little to no drama on Thursday – other than the Cubs’ Kris Bryant falling short of being the unanimous pick in the NL – but the AL Cy Young vote continues to be an attention-grabber.

First, it was Kate Upton angrily coming to the defense of her fiancé, Justin Verlander, after the Tigers right-hander was left off two writers’ ballots – possibly costing him the votes he would have needed to overtake the Red Sox’s Rick Porcello and win the award. Among her safe-for-work tweets:

Then, it was Verlander coming to Upton’s defense after the New York Daily News’ Mark Feinsand wrote that “it’s time for her and everybody else to pipe down.” That led to this Twitter exchange between Verlander and Feinsand on Thursday evening:

Baseball’s awards season concluded Thursday, but the AL Cy Young controversy isn’t going away any time soon.