Up next on Conan: MLB superstar Justin Verlander
Justin Verlander’s offseason has included award presentations, an MLB Network stint or two and his face on a video game. The late-night talk show circuit was the next logical spot.
As you might have heard over the weekend, Verlander will be a guest on Conan Wednesday night, part of a trip to Los Angeles that includes some promotional stuff for 2K Sports MLB 2K12. The show starts at 11pm ET on TBS, which had a couple hours’ worth of Verlander back in October for Game 3 of the AL Division Series. Not sure when Verlander will be on; Jack McBrayer of 30 Rock is the other guest that night. Should be interesting to see Verlander chat it up in a non-baseball format.
In case you’re wondering, Verlander will NOT be the first Tiger to be a late-night talk show guest. According to this list on epiguides.com, Alan Trammell was a guest on Late Night with David Letterman on Oct. 29, 1984, two weeks after the Tigers won the World Series. I can’t find an episode guide for The Tonight Show back when Johnny Carson hosted, so I don’t have an answer that far back. Jack Morris was also a guest on Letterman after the 1991 World Series, but he was a Twin by then.