Justin Verlander couldn't help but be distracted by the Tigers' video dedication to him before his start
During his warmups, a video tribute began playing and Verlander did his best to concentrate on preparing for his outing … but he couldn't help but turn his head to watch the memories:
He eventually stopped and watched the footage in its entirety. The Tigers highlighted his rookie year in 2006, his two no-hitters, his 2,000th strikeout and his many curtain calls.
Verlander tipped his cap to the home crowd -- the same crowd that witnessed his greatness across 13 seasons.
Quite the moment.
Jessica Kleinschmidt is an associate editorial producer for Cut4 (oh that sounds fancy). She has covered baseball for half a decade.