Sports Info Solutions Baseball Podcast
Sports Info Solutions Baseball Podcast
Sports Info Solutions
Matt Amodio Talking Baseball, His 38 Jeopardy! Wins
45 minutes Posted Oct 21, 2021 at 4:00 am.
On this episode, Mark Simon (@markasimonsays) is joined by 38-time Jeopardy champion and baseball aficionado Matt Amodio (@AmodioMatt) for a lengthy, fun interview.First they talk about Matt’s baseball origins, covering everything from his best defensive play to his favorite players and ballparks
The discussion then moves to Jeopardy! where Matt explains every aspect of his in-game strategy, including the mechanism he developed for timing when to buzz in. They also delve into specific moments in games and how they played out. Lots of baseball comparisons here too!
Then comes talk about statistics, with Jeopardy in-game win probability serving as a springboard into talk about pitch tunneling and defensive metrics
Matt then explains his field of study as he pursues his doctorate at Yale
The show closes with some fun – an explanation of how he kept his wins (and loss) a secret, and a Uni-Watch style investigation into Matt’s “uniform” choices (h/t @oneeclecticmom)
0:00
45:28
Download MP3
Show notes
On this episode, Mark Simon (@markasimonsays) is joined by 38-time Jeopardy champion and baseball aficionado Matt Amodio (@AmodioMatt) for a lengthy, fun interview.First they talk about Matt’s baseball origins, covering everything from his best defensive play to his favorite players and ballparks (0:50).The discussion then moves to Jeopardy! where Matt explains every aspect of his in-game strategy, including the mechanism he developed for timing when to buzz in. They also delve into specific moments in games and how they played out. Lots of baseball comparisons here too! (7:17)Then comes talk about statistics, with Jeopardy in-game win probability serving as a springboard into talk about pitch tunneling and defensive metrics (26:59).Matt then explains his field of study as he pursues his doctorate at Yale (35:01).The show closes with some fun – an explanation of how he kept his wins (and loss) a secret, and a Uni-Watch style investigation into Matt’s “uniform” choices (h/t @oneeclecticmom) (37:00). Special thanks as well to Andy Saunders at TheJeopardyFan.com and J-Archive for research assistance.Hope you enjoy this episode. It’s a little different from our normal fare! Please rate and review us if you can.