“Jeopardy!” had a Troy Tulowitzki clue which was ruined by the trade deadline


They tape “Jeopardy!” well in advance of airing. But maybe next time they’ll make sure baseball clues are used well in advance of the trade deadline. This was on last night:


The correct answer for the purposes of the show was the Colorado Rockies, of course even if, by air time, he was a member of the Toronto Blue Jays.

In other news, when you play old versions of Trivial Pursuit, what do you do about questions which were correctly answered “The U.S.S.R.” prior to the 1990s? We fight about those all the time.

(Via SI)

Houston’s Yordan Alvarez leaves game with ankle discomfort

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

HOUSTON — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez left the Astros’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort.

Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the first inning.

He looked to be in some pain as he jogged to first base and was checked on briefly by manager Dusty Baker and a trainer before remaining in the game. Serving as the designated hitter, he struck out in the third inning before being replaced by pinch-hitter David Hensley for his at-bat in the fifth.