|Bill Burns, a management consultant from Carrollton, TX
||Megan Selva, a content manager from Woodbridge, VA
||Todd Giese, a hotel front desk manager from New Orleans, LA (1-day total: $31,601)
Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Final Jeopardy! category: OBITUARIES
Final Jeopardy! clue: On his death in 2015, his New York Times obit said he “built his stardom 90 percent on skill and half on wit”
What is Yogi Berra? (Megan had no response)
Bill 6000 + 1500 = 7500
Megan 10400 – 10399 = 1
Todd 16600 + 4201 = 20801 (2-day total: $52,402)
That he triumphed on the diamond again and again in spite of his perceived shortcomings was certainly a source of his popularity. So was the delight with which his famous, if not always documentable, pronouncements — somehow both nonsensical and sagacious — were received.
“You can observe a lot just by watching,” he is reputed to have declared once, describing his strategy as a manager.
“If you can’t imitate him,” he advised a young player who was mimicking the batting stance of the great slugger Frank Robinson, “don’t copy him.”
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it,” he said, giving directions to his house. Either path, it turned out, got you there.
“Nobody goes there anymore,” he said of a popular restaurant. “It’s too crowded.”
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