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