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Best Of Game 3 Watch Party

October 23, 2020

Nick Swisher, Tino Martinez, Rick Ankiel and Ben Verlander were live from the opening pitch of Game 3 of the World Series, reacting to all the action and answering your questions.

The Watch Party featured special guests, including Astros star pitcher Justin Verlander, exceptional insight, and a Swish impression or two, of course. And those who watched Game 3 on the all-new FOX Sports App or were able to watch the traditional broadcast side-by-side with the Watch Party and exclusive angles of the game, thanks to FOX Sports' revolutionary new Bonus Cams experience:

Introducing FOX Sports' Revolutionary Bonus Cam Experience

FOX Sports is changing the game once again with its brand new bonus camera experience, exclusive to the all-new FOX Sports App and Here's how to watch the 2020 MLB World Series and FOX Sports' other broadcasts while simultaneously enjoying never-before-seen angles and perspectives from start to finish.

Now, here are the best moments from Friday night.

Let them see that thong (?!?)


There's nothing quite like a hitting slump, and players have all kinds of ways to break out of an 0-for streak.

But none of them can hold a candle to the Yankees' Golden Thong, made famous by Jason Giambi. We'll let Nick Swisher explain.

Justin Verlander's $1 million breakfast

You've probably heard about the infamous "Dodger Killer" bill Verlander once received in Beverly Hills. But in case you haven't heard the story, we'll let retired tennis pro and friend of the Verlanders Mardy Fish lay it all out there.

Who knew pancakes and eggs could be so expensive?!

World Series Watch Party: The story behind Justin Verlander’s $1 million ‘Dodger Killer’ tip

Hear about Justin Verlander’s infamous $1 million tip that he left for lunch in Los Angeles from a man who was there: Mardy Fish. Fish tells the story about why Verlander left his ‘Dodger Killer’ tip in the first place.

The other side of the story

Shortly after Fish detailed that "extravagant" breakfast, Justin himself joined the show for an incredible segment.

Verlander offered the kind of insight only a pitcher of his caliber can – and we'll get to that. But first, he gave his perspective on a story Ben told during a previous Watch Party about the time Ben took Justin deep in the one at-bat where they squared off.

In defense of analytics

Even as a two-time Cy Young winner, Verlander is always trying to get better. On Friday's show, he explained how he uses and values analytics, citing a specific game against Swish.

And for good measure, Verlander – at Ankiel's behest – shared his favorite way to strike out a batter: "Blowing the doors off."

Justin Verlander on his favorite way to strike out a hitter, modern MLB analytics

Two-time Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander walks through his favorite way to strike out a hitter and what he thinks about modern MLB analytics and if they really work.

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