Kate Upton Is Ready for MLB Season, Displays Her Mets Pride

The SI Swimsuit model’s husband, Justin Verlander, is the team’s star pitcher.
Kate Upton

Kate Upton.

Kate Upton is clearly prepared for the spring season and everything it brings—including the start of Major League Baseball. The three-time SI Swimsuit Issue cover model, who is married to Mets pitcher Justin Verlander, shared an Instagram post on Wednesday that portrayed her love for the team.

Upton wore a blue-and-orange Mets hat, which she paired with a tie-dyed Rolling Stones T-shirt, blue athletic shorts and colorful sneakers. She tipped her head down in the photo to show off her headwear while offering up a glimpse at a smile and raising her hands in the air above her head.

“Who’s excited for Amazin’ Day on March 25th?! 🙋🏼‍♀️ I’m ready to rep my @mets pride in NYC 🧡💙,” the model captioned the post she shared with her 6.5 million followers.

The first-ever Amazin’ Day event Upton referenced in her caption is a sweepstakes for Mets fans that includes in-person events around New York City on March 25. Participants can win merch and tickets to the upcoming 2023 season.

Upton, Verlander and their 4-year-old daughter, Genevieve, recently relocated back to the Big Apple after the MLB star signed a $86 million deal with the team last December. He was previously with the Astros and Tigers.

Her IG followers were quick to welcome Upton to the Mets family in the comments section, while others expressed their sorrow that the family left Houston.

#lgm 🔥Kate, glad to have you as part of the @mets fan club,” David Kirsch wrote.

“This season is going to be so much fun #LGM,” one person stated.

“The Mets deal for Verlander also scored NY a valuable cheerleader,” someone else said.

“Houston, we have lost our #1 cheerleader,” another follower added.

March 30 is MLB’s opening day, in which the Mets will take on the Marlins in Miami.

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.