Welcome back to another recap here on The Jeopardy! Fan!
Andrew Pau has made it onto our ToC Tracker after his third win yesterday; will he get to #4 today?
|Amanda Richards, a music teacher from Macon, GA
||Nikhil Damle, an attorney from Torrance, CA
||Andrew Pau, an assistant professor from Amherst, OH (3-day total: $105,202)
Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Final Jeopardy! category: AT THE OLD BALL GAME
Final Jeopardy! clue: This word dates back to the 19th century & referred to what the sun did to roofless seating
What are bleachers? (Amanda said “nosebleeds”, Andrew said “scorch”)
Nikhil 400 + 399 = 799
Amanda 7100 – 6300 = 800
Andrew 18600 – 0 = 18600 (4-day total: $123,802)
I’ll post Andrew’s statistics through four games between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM Eastern in a comment.
Meanwhile, here’s an interesting post about ballpark orientation (Official Rules of Baseball Rule 1.04), that goes off on the tangent below:
Since we’re off topic, picture a lefty on the mound of a properly aligned field. His throwing arm will be coming at the batter predominantly from the south. Legend has it, this is the origin of the term “southpaw.” Finally, the old wooden outfield benches were in full sun throughout the day causing the wood to fade and crack. Hence, they are the “bleachers.” Now, where were we?
Did you know, though: Rule 1.04 in baseball states: “It is desirable that the line from home base through the pitchers plate to second base shall run East-Northeast.”
Another fun “bleachers” fact: Exhibition Stadium in Toronto had its outfield seating be covered and its infield seating be uncovered, due to the fact that the stadium’s main grandstand ran from left to right-center field. It was not well-suited to baseball, for sure!
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2 incorrect (including FJ)
Total through 4: