While his late-night talk show peers often take on weighty social issues or offer political commentary (see Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert), Jimmy Fallon has always liked to keep things light and is always coming up with new games to play… like Drop It In.
MLB STARS DROP IT IN
Following the 2019 MLB All-Star Game, Fallon got a number of MLB stars to surreptitiously drop weird phrases into their interviews with none of the interviewers being any the wiser. The players in on the fun included Milwaukee Brewers slugger Christian Yelich, New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and infielder Gleyber Torres, Houston Astros standouts Alex Bregman and Justin Verlander, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso, and Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts.
Verlander didn’t bat an eye when responding to a question about how he managed to snag a supermodel wife. The longtime All-Star first delivered his random bit of Tonight Show nonsense: “I recently watched the movie Fever Pitch. It still holds up”, then ad-libbed in adding “So, I mean love, baseball, all that.”
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