Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Make Sure To Eat Your Fastball Flakes!

Photo from Detroit News
When Justin Verlander pulled up to Spring Training in a $200,000 BMW people must have thought that there wasn't anything this guy doesn't have. He's been on talk shows, on the cover of video games, owns an MVP and Cy Young award. The only thing Verlander was missing was being on a box of Wheaties, well, he won't get that. He's done one better, he now has his own cereal.

The Michigan-based Meijer supermarkets have begun selling, Justin Verlander's Fastball Flakes, in stores in Michigan as well as on www.plbsports.com. It will cost you $2.99 to eat like a champion, or at least like Justin Verlander.

Verlander hasn't let his sudden rise to fame get to him and is donating 100 percent of the proceeds from his Fastball Flakes to the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit and to the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.

This donation shows that Verlander cares about more than his fame and affirms his comments from earlier in the off season when he stated that he "loves Detroit" and inferred that he doesn't want to play for any other franchise other than the Tigers.

Good move Justin, there will definitely be a demand for Fastball Flakes and probably a rush on Taco Bell meals without tomatoes following your next no-hitter.

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