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He's the Cy Young winner and I think rightfully so the MVP in the American League Justin Verlander joining us now. How surprised were you to get that call yesterday. I was pretty surprised you know. I didn't allow myself to think that I would when it. I mean especially after as time started pats and it. I got the phone call that fifteen minutes later that I got the hands the phone call to decide to -- so. I pretty much all the written it off and then write about that time. There PR got a Tigers called me. And you know -- timeout and I don't know like he can't recall what that was economy it's too late. And he just says congratulations mr. MVP and out. And what it what a feeling of elation reality here that. But they tell you they're gonna call you would a certain time the Cy Young -- -- at the top of the hour what you said 1 eastern. 2 eastern. 2:2 eastern but we -- we find out a little bit early not much obviously just I mean a little bit of time early but. Like I said I think I found out maybe. Around 1 o'clock or so for already -- 45 this -- on in and the MVP was around one sooners. And that I was trying to find out what was going on that day so. It and you can buy one I was gonna go about my day and it was shouldn't it be about that time that. You know I'm -- on the hope and for a phone call and just not getting it and then all of a sudden my phone rings and out of that was that. Like I guess when you're you're waiting for a phone call like that dude did you tell all your friends please at this time do not call me. And now I think don't let friends know all my good friend -- related news going on you know I was here my house so -- myself. My girlfriend mom was here and microphone that town I didn't want anybody around -- it's not just kind of went down. In my little area and and just -- myself and try to not think about a watch TV do whatever. Way DR a man and K you just -- down in your little man came. Of course Saturday -- the wait what's in your man and biting my man caves pretty much dominates everybody's butt. Give me an idea it would get your mental. It's a new house so but I get a huge humongous couch where twelve foot he's he's mr. And a ping pong table. Haven't done the rest to discuss -- -- I guess I'm a design approach or some -- some -- where I guess. Nothing W your man -- has something different -- a cy young and MB yeah. -- as well Ottawa needs Justin Verlander of the Tigers pitcher and you say if you were gonna vote for MVP this year. Who would you vote for. I mean I have protection myself -- -- you have wanted people that it McEnroe -- -- -- that I disagree benefited greatly. I think they would and just tell anybody I'm going to be honest about it. Yeah I I supported. Not only myself but a pitcher's cause for MVP all year so why -- I support that and then not vote for. Exactly what I'm supporting. Who would -- given your second vote to. So -- can -- Well I would have to say Miguel just because of the -- seeing what he did all year was just. Actually amazing he's done it for years and gone and really -- under the radar doing it. And which I think it's a travesty I think people need to recognize have been of a baseball player Miguel earliest. Would you OK let's move off the Tigers hear somebody you played against. -- -- -- -- Against. To figure into. -- prelude to Battista I think. Duty take you deep -- you're. Not I had a certain period so guys opposes. Look at -- don't get back at a prison. Did you have a problem when it went cruised to -- deep in the playoffs and and when he went 100. Did you note -- -- know that he was doing that in the dugout. No no I it is and that and you know I can come to find out I talked to Miguel about attitude towards Miguel you haven't done it anything else and thought he wouldn't do -- to try to show me up for anything. And I guess it was a 100% accurate that. -- -- Let it but there's no carry over next year that when you see no I don't -- I don't. I I had no issues that. Two of those guys who's having fun. -- again based on -- and joking with each other have been -- he did come to me but he just juggernaut with Miguel and then that. You know that's part of that -- this game is that from fifteen minutes and got to play against. What do you feel about these are yet one -- -- left off the ballot didn't think pitchers should be eligible for MVP it. Make your case for her a pitcher for MVP. -- Don't want to have look at his past Howell. Much we affecting gains that we are and if if we have a bad game we're gonna lose that game -- -- -- time. If we had a good game were by and when 1985 not a -- time as opposed to position player they have great games are horrible games and I'm. You know not affect nearly as much I'm. I think I look at is to win -- Cy Young voting is going lately it's going much more towards us statistical analysis. Where. Difference is last year Felix won the award. Not on the winning team didn't have a great record but clearly he was the best pitcher. But. That that goes -- get to waste their valuable part of the award. -- valuable player does something good happened that's a part of a winning team that type of thing. So I think that -- as the case -- being eligible for MVP. Unless there's another award where it's -- most valuable pitcher. You know not necessarily the most statistically. Best pitcher but. You know the most valuable and it has that type of award and I agree there's two separate awards one for position players want for catcher. And and that set the standard but as it's written now that you should definitely be eligible. You go to a half million dollars for a in the Cy Young you had no bonus Australia being happy just to. Yeah I think I'll be I think I'll be happy with BO decided environment that I -- -- didn't think it right he had the MVP one isn't. What you do leg is likely we splurge here. For Beisel and aren't. -- -- -- -- -- No. Well you're not that far along that I appreciate that well it is -- you don't you he's she's gonna say yeah what is it how much is supposed to spend like three checks you know. Some like Pia to look pretty extreme might check it just -- diamonds is nothing so I think Nelson on. The Internet I think you splurge on anything. My get a car mechanics are now. Like. Newton the Mercedes that SOS that they're going outdoors to go -- Who. Now I'm two or. If you have probably -- -- would you then try parkway and wait for everybody and nobody around it. But you know driving into the parking like you can UCC would everybody's gone did you ever feel a little now. Of the embarrassed with what you're driving into the parking lot with all the other guys with their cards. I'm no the only time I was -- embarrassed as a as a rookie. You know coming off my first round draft pick that. I goes into the field and I guys still get a lot of -- Tuesday about this and rightfully so. Two practices a little bit my dad got me -- present rather high school with a license plate that Ted bringing it. A -- with fewer new league. Yes that was -- lose -- came into the clubhouse at that license plates bill and I think that. I mean we got a veteran that just warming up about it but you know looking back again it's pretty funny stories and you know it's -- Why don't -- yet. Sighing. MVP. Well I've learned from my mistakes in the past. And I'm gonna move over it does have a a knock him out of anyplace instituted yet typical moment no letters and numbers. Well I congratulations well deserved with both MVP in site and thanks for joining us Justin -- Democrats aren't Justin Verlander.