The New York Yankees apparently didn't want one of the most famous supermodels in the world wearing the opposing team's gear in Yankee Stadium. Filling in for Kelly Ripa on the show “Kelly & Michael” on Friday morning, Kate Upton told co-host Michael Strahan about her experience at the Yankees-Tigers game earlier in the week.
Upton said she used to be a Yankees fan, but now she can't root for them since she's dating Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander. When she went to see her boyfriend pitch against the Yankees, she wasn't allowed to show off her Tigers fandom.
"I had to pick a side, and I felt it too when I walked in," Upton said. "The Yankees told me, they're like, 'You're not allowed to wear a Tigers hat. You're not allowed to wear any Tigers gear.' It's like a bad breakup."
Scroll to the 2:35 mark in the video for Upton's Yankees story.
It seemed like Upton was smart enough not to cause a ruckus like Elaine Benes did with her Baltimore Orioles hat. Upton didn't wear any baseball gear, didn't get kicked out and got herself a nice souvenir.