Jun 8, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) watches from the dug att against the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Verlander shows off his soccer skills…sort of (GIF)

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I’m going to take this Justin Verlander double-whiff baseball kick as his homage to the World Cup. Verlander’s thinking to himself, “Look everybody, I’m Neymar.”

He’s also a little bit irritated that the ball didn’t roll foul. Unfortunately, by baseball rules, you can’t kick a perfect bunt into foul territory and make it a foul.

Maybe Verlander is hoping the wind from his kick will cause the ball to go foul. Nice try. But no.

Here’s where having some kind of telekinetic ability would come in handy. You don’t need much telekinetic power, just enough to move the baseball a couple inches.

Justin Verlander has zero telekinetic ability. He also isn’t blessed with a ton of soccer skills. But it doesn’t matter because he can pitch and land swimsuit models. If you have those two skills, you don’t care about playing soccer or being able to move objects with your mind.

You can throw a baseball well enough to make millions of dollars, and you’re studly enough to pull Kate Upton? You’re set, bro.

Leave the telekinetic stuff to Uri Geller and the soccer to Lionel Messi.

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