Come on, danger! For those who know very little about the sport, this should provide more context! Unfortunately, the Los Angeles Dodgers took an L on national television and aren’t even in the World Series.
On Wednesday night’s episode of Jeopardy!, the contestants were hit with a sports question related to the 2017 season. Until Game 7 of the World Series, it had been a great one for the Dodgers.
Sadly, it didn’t happen then. LA fell to the Houston Astros in that Fall Classic, but got (some) consolation from their AL opponents pleading guilty to illegal sign theft that year. Despite a wildly unfair competitive advantage has driven them to the brink? Still hurt, but a little less.
Shame on danger! To say no to housemates (or competitors). that There was an important reason for the Dodgers’ demise. You can’t help but think LA leaving Curtis Granderson off the 2017 postseason roster was the driving force behind the World Series loss.
But here we are. Can we get sports fans in danger! Creative team, or whoever is in charge of creating categories/questions?
The Dodgers own the 2017 World Series in an episode of Jeopardy!
this And Albert Pujo’s illegal bat caught Dodgers? And all the reminders about the Yordan Alvarez trade? Tough week for a team that isn’t even playing baseball.
While the Granderson reference was indeed realistic, the veteran was acquired via trade during the waiver deadline from the New York Mets. He proceeded to hit .161 with a .654 OPS in 36 games with guys like Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, Justin Turner, Chris Taylor, Yasiel Puig, Yasmani Grandal and Justin Turner. How can he make the postseason roster after that?!
During that playoff run, the Dodgers also had outfield reps in Bellinger, Taylor, Pederson, Puig and Kike Hernandez. Andrew Toles was arguably a better option if the Dodgers considered him.
This question might go something like: “I’m an Astros player. Carlos Correa claims I was out of this massive illegal sign-stealing operation that helped Houston win a tainted World Series against the Dodgers even though there’s no evidence that’s the case.”
“Who is Jose Altuve?” Bingo!