Who’s in First – July 1, 2010

July 1, 2010 by  
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Bukiet Kasputis

Professor Bukiet and Ed Kasputis are tied with 4 points each

What a difference three months make!  On April 2nd, our PhD committee along with Professor Bruce Bukiet and Rodney Johnson made their 2010 Major League predictions.  Thirty days ago, Professor Bruce Bukiet from the New Jersey Institute of Technology had the most accurate predictions.

After three months of baseball, Professor Bukiet and Ed Kasputis are tied for the lead with 4 points out of a possible 8.  Both men predicted that the New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves would make the playoffs.  Bukiet also predicted that the Texas Rangers would make the playoffs while Kasputis predicted that the Boston Red Sox would make the post season.

Baseball Bob and I Don’t Know are tied for third place with three points each.  Our 2010 Major League predictions will be measured again on August 1, 2010.

Who’s in First – May 1, 2010

May 1, 2010 by  
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Rodney Johnson

Rodney Johnson

Rodney Johnson from playballexperience.com takes the lead!

April is complete and it’s time to review our 2010 Major League predictions that we made on April 2nd.  The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are in first place in the AL East with a record of 17 – 6.  No one from our podcast crew has predicted the Rays to win the AL East.

In the AL Central, the Twins are in first with a record of 15 – 8.  Professor Bukiet, Ed, Farley and Mark have predicted that the Twins will win the AL Central.

In the AL West, the Angels and Athletics are tied with a 12 – 12 record.  Mark, Rodney Johnson, What and I’don’t know have predicted the Angels will win the AL West.

Currently, the New York Yankees would qualify as the American League wild card team.  Professor Bukiet, Rodney Johnson, Ed, Farley, Mark, Baseball Bob, Who and I don’t know have predicted that the Yankees will make the playoffs.

In the NL East, the New York Mets are in first place with a 14 – 9 record.  Only Farley and Who were wise enough to have this vision.

In the NL Central, the St. Louis Cardinals are in first with a 15 – 8 record.  Professor Bukiet, Ed, Baseball Bob, Who and I don’t know predicted that the Cardinals would rule their division in 2010.

In the NL West, the San Diego Padres are currently in first with a 15 – 8 record.  No staff member has predicted that the Padres will rule the West.

Lastly, in the NL wild card, the San Francisco Giants would qualify as the wild card with a 13 – 9 record.  Only Rodney Johnson predicted the Giants to make the playoffs.  It was this bold prediction that allowed Rodney Johnson to capture the lead in our predictions race.  After one month, Rodney Johnson is in the lead with a long season of baseball yet to be played.

NamePoints
Rodney Johnson3.5
Ed3
Farley3
Baseball Bob3
Who3
Professor Bukiet3
I don't know2.5
Mark 2.5
What.5

Baltimore Orioles

March 31, 2010 by  
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Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Gina Leo Stingley

Gina Leo Stingley

Professor Bruce Bukiet

Professor Bruce Bukiet

Beautiful Baltimore.  The Inner Harbor, National Aquarium and Oriole Park at Camden Yards make Baltimore a must see among baseball fans.

In this episode, we first review what to do and see in Baltimore.  Next we get a sneak peak at Target Field which will open on April 12, 2010.  Gina Leo Stingley from Populous walks us through the features of this state of the art urban ballpark.

Our podcast crew makes their 2010 Major League Predictions.  Then comes the expert.  Professor Bruce Bukiet, math professor from the New Jersey Institute of Technology shares his 2010 predictions. Professor Bukiet has been using math models to predict the wins and losses of each team since 1998.

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2010 MLB Predictions are in!

March 24, 2010 by  
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Professor Bruce Bukiet

Professor Bruce Bukiet

The Professor is in!

Since 1998, Professor Bruce Bukiet has combined his love of math with his love of baseball.  Each spring, Professor Bukiet loads gobs of data into his baseball math model and then predicts how many wins each Major League Team will achieve.

Enjoy the video below.  Professor Bukiet’s full interview with Ed Kasputis will be released as part of our April 2, 2010 podcast.