2014 Wild Card Preview

September 28, 2014 by  
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Episode 284 - Wild Card Preview

Jeter is out and the A’s are in.  We look forward to the playoffs and salute our three 2014 MLB Prediction champions, Professor Bruce Bukiet from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Justin Woods from Melbourne, Australia and Andre Lower from baseballbypositions.com.


2014 San Francisco Giants

August 21, 2014 by  
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Episode 276 - San Francisco Giants

San Francisco is beautiful but can the Giants catch the Dodgers?  Ed Kasputis interviews baseball author and Giants fan, Andre Lower from baseballbypositions.com as Mark and Farley marvel at AT & T Park.


Minicast – 2014 Hall of Fame Ballot Preview

January 5, 2014 by  
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Episode 238 - HOF Ballot Preview

Cox, LaRussa and Torre are in!  Ed Kasputis interviews author, Andre Lower about what players will be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on January 8th.


2014 Minicast – Auditioning for Cooperstown

January 2, 2014 by  
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Episode 160 - Auditioning for Cooperstown

Ed Kasputis interviews author Andre Lower about his book, Auditioning for Cooperstown: Rating Baseball’s Stars for the Hall of Fame.


Professor Bruce Bukiet Wins Predictions Contest … again

October 6, 2013 by  
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Bukiet wins in 2013

3 out of 4 Years

Professor Bruce Bukiet from the New Jersey Institute of Technology has won his 3rd Baseball PhD predictions contest in the last four years (2010, 2011 & 2013).  Bukiet successfully predicted seven of this year’s ten Major League Baseball playoff teams (Rays, Tigers, A’s, Cardinals, Dodgers, Braves & Reds). The key to Bukiet’s victory was that he was the only participant in our predictions contest who predicted that the defending World Champion San Francisco Giants would not make this year’s post season.

Bukiet did not predict the firing of Dusty Baker by the Cincinnati Reds this week unlike Baseball PhD Committee member, Farley Dillinger who has been predicting Baker’s demise since 2010.  Dillinger, a Cubs fan has a long memory of Baker’s October exploits.

Four participants finished one team behind the Professor with 6 of their teams making the MLB Post-season.  Congratulations to Baseball PhD Committee members, David Matejzcyk (Tigers, Indians, A’s, Cardinals, Reds & Dodgers) and Mark Rantala (Rays, Tigers, Indians, Braves, Reds & Dodgers) along with Andre Lower from baseballbypositions.com (Rays, Tigers, A’s, Braves, Reds & Dodgers) and Australian Justin Woods (Tigers, A’s, Rays, Cardinals, Reds & Braves).

Will any mortal have the guts to predict that this year’s World Series Champion will not make the playoffs next season?  Professor Bukiet truly understands the power of math.

Professor Bukiet will be honored during our League Championship Series podcast (Episode 228) which will be released on Friday, October 11, 2013.


Minicast – Auditioning for Cooperstown

October 18, 2012 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews author Andre Lower about his new book, Auditioning for Cooperstown: Rating Baseball’s Stars for the Hall of Fame.


Minicast – Fantasyland

February 20, 2012 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews Andre Lower about the baseball movie, Fantasyland and Andre’s web site, baseballbypostions.com.


Who’s in First? May 1, 2011

May 1, 2011 by  
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The Professor takes the lead (as usual)

May 1st marks the first measurement of our Baseball PhD MLB Predictions Contest.  The concept is simple.  Pick the eight teams that will make the Major League Baseball playoffs and get a point for each team that you pick correct.  The only score that counts is when the season concludes on Wednesday, September 29th.

9 Participants

This contest has nine participants.  Each participant has predicted that the Red Sox and Phillies will make the 2011 playoffs.  Consequently, everyone’s other six picks will determine the outcome of the contest.  If the season were to end on April 30th, the 8 playoff teams would be:


American League                                                National League

New York Yankees                                       Philadelphia Phillies

Cleveland Indians                                        St. Louis Cardinals

Texas Rangers                                            Colorado Rockies

LA Angels/Tampa Bay Rays                           Florida Marlins

No Participant has picked the Indians, Rays or Marlins to make the playoffs

Last year’s defending champion, Professor Bruce Bukiet currently has four points (Yankees, Rangers, Phillies & Cardinals).  In second with 3.5 points (Yankees, Angels, Phillies & Rockies) is Rodney Johnson form playballexperience.com.

4 Participants are tied in third with three points

Andre Lower (Yankees, Phillies & Rockies) from baseballbypositions.com is tied with each member of our PhD Committee with three points each.  We’ll see in another 30 days if Professor Bukiet’s’ power of math wins the day again.

Cactus League 2011

February 24, 2011 by  
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It’s time to start Season 2 with our Cactus League 2011 podcast.  We’ll catch up with Marvelous Marv from marvelousmarv.com and then review the movie Fantasyland with Andre Lower from baseballbypositions.com.  Andre will tell us about his website and our PhD Committee will talk about all things Cactus League including the Cubs strategy of scalping their tickets first!  We’ll also hear the wisdom of Bill Veeck about the wonders of spring training.  The podcast concludes as we start our 100 Places to See season long series and our PhD Committee packs up and leaves the desert for the vitamin C of Florida.  Grapefruit League, here we come!