Sounds like a perfect couple to me. As word spread that the five-time all-star and last year's MVP (a rarity for a starting pitcher) was seen with Upton out and about in Detroit this past weekend, I reached out to 2K Sports to see if the label would confirm or deny any role in the matchmaking. I sent the following questions:
• Did 2K Sports engineer Verlander's cover appearance and Upton's promotional work with the intent of playing celebrity matchmaker?
• During the promotional shoots for MLB 2K12, did 2K Sports ever witness flirting, necking, canoodling, heavy petting or anything that would suggest future couple-hood?
• If so, did you take pictures?
• If Kate Upton and Justin Verlander did get married and have kids, how would their offspring be rated?
Kotaku did not receive a reply by the time of publication. Should 2K Sports wish to make any, it will be updated here.