Lakeland, Fla. — Never is it easy stealing a moment from Justin Verlander. Never has there been a Tigers player so perpetually in motion.
Off the mound he is as high-RPM and focused as he is during a game when hitters are his quarry. He arrives. He dresses at his new clubhouse locker at Tigertown. He heads to the dining room for something nourishing. He is back. He is on the field. He tunes for a new season three days before birthday No. 34.
He is a fascinating study in style as he moves closer to slam-dunk Hall of Fame status.