“Jeopardy!” whiz James Holzhauer, who has fired up haters and fans alike as he has been setting records and demolishing the competition on the brainy game show for the past month, may see some positive fallout that extends beyond his run on “Jeopardy!”
Marc Carig, national baseball writer for The Athletic, reports that Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler living in Las Vegas, grew up a Chicago Cubs fan and has had dreams of working in the front office of an MLB team.
Carig added in a tweet: “I hear at least one team has some level of interest in his services.” Carig did not elaborate, nor did he specify the team.
Carig quotes Holzhauer saying: “Part of me always wonders what it would be like to realize that childhood dream.”
Holzhauer is also quoted by Carig saying: “I would have to at least consider the right offer if it came along.”
Holzhauer has referenced his MLB dreams on his Twitter account, including in the tweet you can see below, sent out April 29. The tweet jokes about how Holzhauer is “ruining @Jeopardy,” and links to a Washington Post opinion piece headlined “James Holzhauer is a menace to ‘Jeopardy!’ — one of the many negative pieces that have been published about Holzhauer’s historic run.