Wednesday’s Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BWAA) CY Young award show on MLB Network marked one of the craziest award votes in recent memory as the prestigious American League CY Young award was given to Boston Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello despite receiving fewer first-place votes than runner-up Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander.
The awarding was immediately met with criticism from every angle and among the first and most vocal was Verlander’s fiancee Kate Upton, who took to her Twitter account to vent her frustration and rage over her man’s CY Young award loss.
The world famous supermodel went on a Twitter rant and unleashed a string of tweets that were profane in nature, but delivered one clear and consistent message: Her fiance got screwed by the system.
According to BBWAA’s official website, the protocol is that two writers are selected to represent each NL and AL city, with each voting on their own league’s award. Upton’s question on the two writers to leave Verlander completely off the ballot were MLB.com’s Bill Chastain and Fred Goodall of the Associated Press, both of whom were representing Tamba Bay, as reported by Yahoo.
how many 2nd place votes? huh? he lost to Justin in 1st place votes. If Tampa bay writers weren't paid off…
— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) November 17, 2016