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the Indians have been starting a guy named "Jesus Aguilar" at first base. Last night he was batting eighth, which seems like a calculated insult, because the guy is absolutely huge and if he's hitting eighth, what's he doing there?
This prospect site agrees with me that his listed 6'3", 250 is an understatement.
Here’s the lowdown about the game. In nearly every way, Sports Jeopardy! will mirror the game play of the show we all know and love. Two rounds of play will culminate in a Final Sports Jeopardy! clue. One Daily Double in the first round, two in the second, and contestants must always phrase their responses in the form of a question. Original run is slated to premiere in October and will consist of 52 weekly shows.
There will be 50 regular, “stand alone” shows, in which there is no returning champion.
Contestants on Sports Jeopardy! will be playing for points. Winners will receive $5,000, 2nd place $2,000 and 3rd gets $1,000.
The season will conclude with a two-episode championship match featuring the 3 contestants with the season’s highest point totals. The winner will take home a cash prize of $50,000.
If you are interested in being a contestant you must sign up at www.sportsjeopardy.com where you’ll also find detailed information about the audition process, production schedule, and some samples clues to give you an idea of what the test and the show will be like.
Invitations will start going out next week, so be sure to sign up right away.
In the 1980s Bill James did a study where he concluded that the only two players with 1000+ career games who were above league average in every offensive category were Willie Mays and George Grantham.
Ignorance is always a matter of horizons. I know the standard things about Arky Vaughan, and George Grantham is one of my cult favorites, but there's probably a quite-decent pre-expansion Pittsburgh middle infielder on the books that I haven't a clue about.
The George Grantham all-stars
DECEMBER 8, 2008 BY CHRIS JAFFE
“One time, twenty years ago, I did a data base search to see if there was any player in baseball history who:
“1. Played in 1,200 or more games,
“2. Played a key defensive position, and
“3. Was above average in every basic offensive category. . . .
” . . . I discovered that there were two such players — Willie Mays and George Grantham. I just love this kind of crap, so I mentioned that several times in books over the years.”
Bill James, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, page 522.
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