About


Mark, Ed & Farley - Target Field, September 18, 2010

Mission Statement

To create an environment where people who seek to get a PhD in life and love baseball can share their experience, knowledge and passion.

What is a Baseball PhD?

A person who wants to get a PhD in life through baseball. A person who loves baseball and has a life goal of seeing all 30 Major League ballparks along with the interesting things along the way. Lastly, a person dedicated to building lifelong memories with their family and loved ones in their quest for a PhD in life. Academic loners need not apply.

What is baseballphd.net?

Baseballphd.net is an Internet social network offering baseball fans a place to participate in podcasts, learn more about baseball and each Major League City, offer travel suggestions and receive help from our trained staff on planning their next trip. Baseballphd.net also conducts tours of the various Major League ballparks.

Our podcasts are broadcast over the Internet. One show is produced each week. These shows consist of the hosts sharing their opinions and experiences with the audience. Each podcast focuses on what each Major League City offers to the baseball tourist and other topics associated with our national pastime.

How to contact Baseball PhD?

Baseball PhD
P.O. Box 16232
Rocky River, OH 44116-0232

E-mail: ideas@baseballphd.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BaseballPhD
Toll Free & Fax: (800) 920.7674 (United States)
Skype: baseballphd

Meet Your Baseball PhD Committee

Edward F. Kasputis – Baseball PhD Creator
Ed is an attorney and entrepreneur.  Ed has visited all 30 current Major League ballparks.  On October 1, 2010, Ed received his Baseball PhD when he passed his PhD examination.Ed 2014 cropped

Ed first got the idea for starting Baseball PhD after reading “The Catcher was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg.”Moe Berg was a catcher and coach in Major League Baseball who later served as a spy for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II.  Berg was an attorney, spoke a dozen languages and was better known for being the “brainiest guy in baseball.”  Berg’s life was a classic example of a person getting his PhD in life – through baseball!

 

Mark W. Rantala – Co-Host

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Mark is a nationally recognized real estate broker who played football at Columbia University.  He is also the Executive Director of the Lake County Port Authority.  We need one Ivy Leaguer to round out our crew.

Farley Dillinger – Co-Host

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Farley is the official voice of our podcast.  He has spent over ten years in radio working as a producer, news reporter/anchor and was part of an afternoon talk show on Cleveland’s largest AM station.  He currently works in medical sales, is a father to five, and is a loyal Cubs fan.  Patience is his strongest virtue.  At present, Farley believes that pigs can fly.  Go Cubs!

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Baseball Bob is the smartest guy we know.  A modern day Moe Berg.  A  mysterious individual who prefers the shadow rather than the limelight.  We’re not ever sure “Bob” is his real name.  All we know is that Baseball Bob lives west of the Mississippi and his baseball acumen is second to none!

Dave Matejczyk – Co-Host

Dave’s passion for baseball began at age six, as a member of the sandlot “Ross Avenue Baseball Gang” in Cambridge Springs, Pa.  A former college baseball player, he was 3 for 3 in his college debut at Alliance College, only to go hitless for the rest of the season.

Throughout the years, with his family usually in tow, he has enjoyed major league and minor league ballparks throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

His recent story about an elderly lady touring Petco Park was recognized in a literary magazine.  An attorney, on behalf of a regional company he has negotiated endorsement contracts with several MLB and NFL players.  Dave is also a licensed Ohio High School Athletic Association umpire.  Dave is always the star when he takes us throughout the baseball world in his segments, “Where in the World is Dave Matejczyk?”

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