Could this be the Year of the Tiger? Our PhD Committee is in Detroit as our two time predictions champ, Professor Bruce Bukiet makes his 2012 MLB predictions for all teams. Ed then interviews author, Tim Wendel about his new book, The Summer of ’68: The Season that Changed Baseball and America Forever. Our podcast concludes as we say good bye to the Motor City and head to Beantown. Fenway is 100.
We are in our last MLB city of the season, Milwaukee as the Brewers prepare to start their post season by hosting the worst to first Arizona Diamondbacks. Ed Kasputis interviews Baseball Bob about the Brewers and National League Playoffs. Professor Bruce Bukiet from the New Jersey Institute of Technology repeats as our 2011 MLB Predictions winner. Oh the power of math and lastly we conclude our season long series of 100 Places to See with author, Josh Pahigian telling us about the 4 best baseball places to see before your strike out. As we say good bye to Milwaukee, our PhD Committee has to wait for the League Championship Series.
The Power of Math beats Baseball Intuition again
This week is Brewers‘ week with our podcast featuring the Milwaukee Brewers being released on Friday, September 30th. It’s been a great year for both the Brewers and Baseball PhD. Who could script the close of this exciting baseball regular season?
In the American League, the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox are tied for the wild card position with one game to go. In the National League it’s the same with the Cardinals and Braves also tied for the wild card position with one game to go. Could the regular season be extended on Thursday with the 163rd game of the regular season?
While there still remains much uncertainty regarding these two final playoff spots, Professor Bruce Bukiet from the New Jersey Institute of Technology has again won our 2011 MLB Predictions Contest. Buiket successfully predicted that the Yankees, Tigers and Rangers would make the playoffs. Bukiet further predicted that the Red Sox, Braves and Cardinals would make the playoffs. Should the Red Sox make the playoffs, this would be the second year in a row that the Professor has successfully chosen all 4 American League Playoff teams. Ed Kasputis will interview and congratulate Professor Buiket for his learned predictions during our next podcast.
Can Professor Bukiet turn a triple play in 2012 …
… by using his head?
Can the Professor Repeat?
This week is Astros week with our podcast featuring the Houston Astros being released on Friday, September 2nd. Ed Kasputis will be interviewing Timothy De Block from crawfishboxes.com and James Yasko from astroscounty.com about their beloved Astros.
On another note, with 30 days left in the regular season, Professor Bruce Bukiet from the New Jersey Institute of Technology is leading in our predictions contest. If the season would end today, 6 of Bukiet’s 8 teams would make the playoffs (Red Sox, Yankees, Tigers, Rangers, Phillies & Braves.) Jonathan Eig and Baseball PhD’s Mark Rantala are tied for second with 5 teams that would make the playoffs today.
“The key is the American League Central.” says Ed Kasputis, Creative Director of Baseball PhD. “Professor Bukiet has picked the Tigers while Jonathan Eig has chosen the White Sox. Whoever wins the AL Central will win it all. Catching the Professor will be as hard as catching the motivated Astros fan whose video is below.”
The Power of Math rules Again!
Once again Professor Bruce Bukiet from the New Jersey Institute of Technology has proven that the power of math is a rock star. Bukiet is in the lead for our 2011 MLB predictions contest with a score of 7.5 out of 8. If the season were to end on July 1, the following 8 teams would make the playoffs.
Bukiet would have received a perfect score had the Milwaukee Brewers failed to be tied for first place in the NL Central. Currently second in our contest is best selling author, Jonathan Eig with a score of 5.5. Eig so far has correctly predicted that the Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, Braves, Brewers and Giants will make the playoffs.
2011 MLB All-Star Game Music Video
The Reds have started the season hot as we celebrate our 50th podcast episode from The Great American Ballpark. Professor Bruce Bukiet from the New Jersey Institute of Technology makes his learned 2011 MLB predictions and we get the sign of the times from Tod Swormstedt of the American Sign Museum. Ed and Farley close the podcast from behind home plate minutes after the Reds complete their opening weekend sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers. Next stop, our first special edition podcast honoring The Famous San Diego Chicken which will be released on Tuesday, April 12th.