The Houston Astros celebrated their World Series win with a parade Friday. It had all the usual things — cheering fans, victory speeches, proclamations from politicians and more smiles than you count. There was only one thing missing: Justin Verlander.
The Astros’ ace pitcher, as you might have heard, is reportedly getting married this weekend in Italy to his supermodel fiancée Kate Upton. That and a World Series win in the same week, huh? It doesn’t suck to be Justin Verlander.
One problem: Some people on Twitter seem shocked, outraged and/or surprised by Verlander’s decision. Behold:
So, we know who wears the pants in the family. Verlander finally earns a parade, misses it because KATE WANTS TO GET MARRIED NOW.
— Phantom Specialist (@ericovalle) November 3, 2017
So Verlander went to get married instead of being with his team today?! Not a good look man
— I go by Mom (@MommatoMissK) November 3, 2017
Can't believe Justin Verlander actually missed the Astros parade. Like, I get it, but man, they couldn't put the wedding off for a day?
— Andrew Harts (@AndrewHarts) November 3, 2017
Justin Verlander needs to hire a better wedding planner
— dankuehn (@dankuehn) November 3, 2017
Justin verlander played himself not being at the parade
— Tyler From Tinder (@TylerTheG) November 3, 2017
Verlander SHOULD Have Postponed the Wedding…
— Frank Bonini (@FrankBoniniNJ) November 3, 2017
Then there’s Lloyd over here, who is trying to change Kate’s mind in the 11th hour:
@KateUpton Verlander is a front runner and chokes when he gets behind.
— Lloyd Croskey (@Lloydxkey) November 3, 2017
Dunno, Lloyd. It might be too late. He just won a World Series, ya know?
About that World Series, fellow Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel was at least kind enough to give Verlander a shout out during the speech portion of the festivities, noting that Verlander wasn’t there. He then appeared to record a video of the crowd cheering for Verlander.
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) November 3, 2017
Is it ideal for Verlander to miss the World Series parade? Probably not. Is it understandable to miss it for his wedding? Sure.
You gotta remember: He was playing for the Detroit Tigers until Aug. 31. And we all know the Tigers weren’t thinking about a World Series parade back in August.
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