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Baggarly does it again, advances to third Jeopardy! appearance

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Baggarly does it again, advances to third Jeopardy! appearance

CSNBayArea.com Giants Insider Andrew Baggarly returned to Jeopardy on Monday night, this time as champion after an eleventh-hour come from behind victory on Friday.

Baggarly really flashed his miscellaneous knowledge on Monday, jumping out to an early lead and really taking command of the contest. And for the second time, Baggs left Sony Pictures Studios at the end of the night as reigning Jeopardy! champion.

Below is every question that Baggarly attempted to answer, both the correct responses and the incorrect ones...

Trebek: Despite being told to watch out, this swinging title guy
always smashed into a tree.
Baggarly: Who is George of the Jungle?

Trebek: Guy Montag, Fire Captain Beatty.
Baggarly: What is Farenheit 451?

Trebek: Walter Lantz wife voiced this cartoon character that was inspired by a real bird.
Baggarly: Who is Woody Woodpecker

Trebek: The theme of this cartoon says Youre not fooling me cause I can see the way you shake and shiver.
Baggarly: What is Scooby Doo?

Trebek: A silencer on an English automobile is one of these to us Yanks.
Baggarly: What is a muffler?

Trebek: To put something into the boot in Britain isnt to put it into your shoe, but into this part of your car.
Baggarly: What is the trunk?
Trebek: You might get a lift in Liverpool if you know a lift is one of these.
Baggarly: What is an elevator?

Trebek: If your British sweetie says you need braces, she doesnt mean items for your teeth, but these for your pants.
Baggarly: What are suspenders?

Trebek: Macadamias originated in the rainforests of whats now Queensland in this country.
Baggarly: What is Australia?

At the first commercial break, Andy had a commanding lead with 5400, followed by Kate with 1200 and Liz with 600.

REWIND: Baggarly wins, advances to next round of Jeopardy!

COMMERCIAL

Trebek: Andy Baggarly is a writer, but he and I have something in common. We have both appeared on the television game show Card Sharks. Now when did you appear on it?

Baggarly: Well, Bill Rafferty was the host when I was on. I was 11-years-old and it was 25 years ago. It was young peoples week and I had to play the entire game in sudden death. And I wont be afraid to say I got hosed, so Im here to make up for that.

Back to the questions

Trebek: Macadamia trees produce nuts year round, so theyre considered everbearing as well as this ever term.
Baggarly: What is evergreen?

Trebek: We hope youre not in one of these, a thick cloud close to the ground that can precede bank or light.
Baggarly: What is fog?
Trebek: To get toxins out, soak Macadamias in water; its this process that sounds like a medieval barber might do it.
Baggarly: What is leech?

Trebek: Sometimes I go into one of these hypnotic states seeming induced by a magical incantation.
Baggarly: What is a trance?

Trebek: Called The Hairy One, Xilonen was the goddess of this grain, and her festival was celebrated with tortillas.
Baggarly: What is corn?

Trebek: For the Chinese, Xi Wang-Mu is the personification of this fundamental feminine force.
Baggarly: What is chi? (incorrect)

At the break, Andy maintained the lead with 7200, followed by Kate with 4400 and Liz with 4200.

COMMERCIAL

Trebek: This general was the subject of the biography The White Tecumseh.
Baggarly: Who is Sherman?

Trebek: He spent four years training to play Irish Mickey Ward in The Fighter.
Baggarly: Who is Wahlberg?

Trebek: Raging Bull was based on a book by this boxer, the subject of the film.
Baggarly: Who is Lamotta?

Trebek: Delivering 99 rectangular blocks of baked clay when you should have had 100
Baggarly: What is being one brick short of a full load?

Trebek: The name of this Warner Bros. cartoon series that preceded Merrie Melodies has come to mean crazy.
Baggarly: What is Looney Tunes?
Trebek: The best known Myronic work is a statue of a man performing this Olympic event, completing a backswing.
Baggarly: What is the discus?

DAILY DOUBLE

Trebek: In 2011 the scales went missing from a statue representing this in front of a Louisvilles metro hall.
Baggarly: What is justice?

Trebek: In 943, After 43 years as king, Constantine II retired to the monastery of this; the golf course was yet to be built.
Baggarly: What is St. Andrews?

Going into Final Jeopardy Andy still had the lead with 18,000 followed by Liz with 12,000 and Kate with 9,200.

COMMERCIAL

And now on to Final Jeopardy

Final Jeopardy: Political Literature

Trebek: The key message to this title figure in an Italian work is It is far safer to be feared than loved.

- Kate answered incorrectly with Casanova."
- Liz answered correctly with The Prince to take the lead with 20,200.
- Andy answered correctly with The Prince to regain the lead and remain Jeopardy! champion.

In the end, Baggarly finished with 24,401, for a two-night total of 40,000. Liz came in second with 20, 200 and Kate lost everything finishing with 0.

As reigning champion, Baggarly will advance to the next round, which will air Tuesday night.

Instant Analysis: Five takeaways as Giants drop finale in Miami

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Instant Analysis: Five takeaways as Giants drop finale in Miami

BOX SCORE

SAN FRANCISCO — The flight from Miami to San Francisco is one of the longest in the league. It will not be a happy one.

The Giants fell behind early and never recovered, losing 8-1 in the series finale with the Marlins. The Giants had won six of nine entering the road trip. They dropped a series in Washington D.C. and then lost two of three to the Marlins. 

You are here already, so here are five things to know … 

—- Matt Cain deserved better in the first, and it was kind of a stunning error that cost him. With two outs, Brandon Crawford dropped a liner that was hit right at him. The next batter, Tomas Telis, hit a two-run double. 

—- Cain was charged with five runs in four innings, but only two of them were earned. He struck out seven and walked just one, showing a good curveball throughout. Several times, he dropped down for a new look. Like I said, he deserved a bit better than that final line. 

—- Pablo Sandoval’s walk in the eighth was his first since returning to the Giants. His numbers, by the way, are right in line with his Boston numbers. 

—- Albert Suarez has seen his stuff take a tick up during this stint with the Giants, but it’s not leading to results. After giving up a walk-off grand slam on Sunday, he allowed three runs in 2 2/3 innings in relief of Cain. Suarez currently has a 7.43 ERA. 

—- Giancarlo Stanton was 2 for 4 with two singles. His run of six games with a homer came to an end. I suppose that’s a small victory for the Giants?

Giancarlo Stanton to Giants? Upside vs downside from Marlins perspective

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Giancarlo Stanton to Giants? Upside vs downside from Marlins perspective

Because we are too cool to allow the games to sustain us and because we all think the purpose of sports is actually not to be the best player but the general manager, the new item on the baseball menu is not the pennant races but “Where should Giancarlo Stanton go?”

The usual suspects are listed – the Yankees, the Giants, the Chunichi Dragons, Real Madrid – and the $295 million still on his contract is not considered an impediment.

But the logic behind the Marlins keeping him is just as clear and more pressing. Namely, Bruce Sherman, the incoming owner, and Derek Jeter, the designated face, did not buy this team and promptly try to make themselves detested by the few people who still care about it.

So far, we know that the monstrous thing in center field (no, not Christian Yelich) is likely to be torn down, and that Stanton is don’t-go-to-the-bathroom-during-his-half-inning entertainment. Beyond that, we know only that the Marlins draw when they win a lot and barely at all the rest of the time. They are clearly a distant third in a four-team race with the Dolphins and Heat for people’s hearts, and now that hating Jeffrey Loria’s living guts are off the table for the fans, there really is no there, there.

So what’s the up-side of moving Stanton (and before we go any further, the Giants don’t have nearly enough assets to make that work, so calm the hell down) for the Marlins? Prospects, the dark hole that makes a three-year plan a six-year plan.

And the down-side? Sherman may as well move the team for the level of fun he’ll get from it, and the only reason to buy a team looking at a $60 million loss is for the fun. Besides, onlky a very few owners have ever made the full turn from villain to hero – the first impression almost always lasts forever.

So while Stanton may create immediate wallet relief for this aggressively average team (their current record of 57-61 is the 12th best in their 25-year history, and they’ve only had eight winning seasons ever), they also have nothing to sell the fans that they have to live with every day. And if they don’t have enough fans . . . well, I hear San Jose is always hot for a mediocre franchise that lurches between spending money and hoarding it.