Dodgers get owned on Jeopardy! with 2017 World Series reference

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 29: Curtis Granderson
PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 29: Curtis Granderson /

Come on, Jeopardy! Gotta provide more context than this for people who largely know very little about sports! Unfortunately, the Los Angeles Dodgers took an L on national television and they’re not even in the World Series.

On Wednesday night’s episode of Jeopardy!, contestants were hit with a sports question pertaining to the 2017 season. Up until Game 7 of the World Series, that was a great one for the Dodgers.

Sadly, then it wasn’t. LA fell to the Houston Astros in that Fall Classic, but have taken (some) solace in the fact their AL opponents were found guilty of illegal sign stealing that year. Took them to the brink despite a wildly unfair competitive advantage? Still hurts, but a bit less.

Shame on Jeopardy! for not telling the folks at home (or the contestants) that was a momentous reason for the Dodgers’ demise. You can’t just make it seem like LA leaving Curtis Granderson off the 2017 postseason roster was the driving force in the World Series loss.

But here we are. Can we get a sports fan on the Jeopardy! creative team, or whoever’s in charge of making the categories/questions?

The Dodgers got owned about the 2017 World Series on an episode of Jeopardy!

This and the Dodgers being caught red-handed in the Albert Pujols illegal bat situation? And all the reminders about the Yordan Alvarez trade? Rough week for a team that’s not even playing baseball.

While the Granderson reference was indeed factual, the veteran was acquired via trade during the waive deadline from the New York Mets. He proceeded to hit .161 with a .654 OPS in 36 games alongside guys like Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, Justin Turner, Chris Taylor, Yasiel Puig, Yasmani Grandal and Justin Turner. How could he make the postseason roster after that?!

During that playoff run, the Dodgers also had Bellinger, Taylor, Pederson, Puig and Kiké Hernandez getting outfield reps. Andrew Toles was arguably a better option too, had the Dodgers considered him.

Could’ve made this question something like: “I’m an Astros player. Carlos Correa claimed I was left out of this giant illegal sign-stealing operation that helped Houston win a tainted World Series against the Dodgers despite there being zero evidence of that being the case.”

“Who is Jose Altuve?” Bingo!