Troy Tulowitzki’s trade to Blue Jays causes ‘Jeopardy!’ answer fail (pic/vid)
Troy Tulowitzki was traded from the Colorado Rockies to the Toronto Blue Jays this week, and through no fault of anyone, the move gave rise to an inaccurate correct answer-and-question during Wednesday’s airing of “Jeopardy!”
The answer was in a category about MLB teams that have never won the World Series, and it read, “In 2015 Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki Hopes To Help This Team Fulfill Its Mile High Hopes.”
Jeopardy answer tonight… pic.twitter.com/Sq3qoJS7an
— Michael Rathburn (@FantasyRath) July 29, 2015
Jonathan Marcus, the defending champion, provided the “correct” question with the Colorado Rockies.
Even @Jeopardy (July 29) didn't see the #Tulowitzki trade coming. Keep 'em on their toes @BlueJays cc: @Sid_Seixeiro pic.twitter.com/FPVDtwSwxA
— Drew Campbell (@_drewcampbell) July 29, 2015
It’s worth noting of course that episodes of “Jeopardy!” are filmed several weeks in advance, so at the time the show was filmed the “Colorado Rockies-Troy Tulowitzki” answer-and-question was technically correct, meaning what occurred during the episode that aired Wednesday is simply an amusing aside caused by timing and happenstance more than it was some egregious error or fact-checking gaffe.
Meanwhile, in the real world of professional baseball, Tulowitki homered and had three hits in his first game with the Blue Jays in an 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.
[H/T Fansided, Eye on Baseball]