Justin Verlander is getting absolutely destroyed for ‘tone deaf’ comments about Astros

By Arnold Powell  - News Desk Writer
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Sep 28, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) smiles from the dugout before the game against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park. Game called for bad weather after 5 innings. Tigers win 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday, Justin Verlander was in New York to accept the Cy Young Award at the NY BBWAA dinner.

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During Verlander’s acceptance speech, the former Detroit Tigers and current Houston Astros pitcher praised the Astros by saying they were “technologically and analytically advanced.”

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Those comments, considering the Astros were just penalized by Major League Baseball for illegally stealing signs, drew some laughter from those in attendance.

This is sure to get some negative attention for Verlander and that negativity has already begun.

Here are some of the responses to Verlander’s comments that have already been tweeted out by fans and media members.

https://twitter.com/BarnHasSpoken/status/1221255131544592385?s=20

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Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander

https://twitter.com/1Braunschweiger/status/1221260717224906753?s=20

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