Verlander can’t even trust mascots around Kate Upton

Justin Verlander and Kate Upton watch the Magic-Thunder game, before the Orlando mascot made his move on her.

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Justin Verlander has learned a big lesson about dating a supermodel. You can’t trust anyone around her when you’re not there –€“ not even a basketball mascot.

The Detroit Tigers pitcher and Kate Upton took in Friday night’s Orlando Magic-Oklahoma City Thunder game. And when Verlander briefly stepped away, in swooped Magic mascot Stuff to propose to Upton.

And Upton is enough to keep hope stirring in the heart of even a furry mascot.