2012 Arizona Diamondbacks

September 27, 2012 by  
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Ed and Farley are in Phoenix enjoying the Valley of the Sun.  Ed interviews Rodney Johnson, the official scorer of the Diamondbacks about what happened this year with the DBacks while Farley just wants to sit in the hot tub at Chase Field.   Our podcast concludes as we head to our last city of the regular season – Anaheim.

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Minicast – Rodney Johnson

December 26, 2011 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews Rodney Johnson, one of the two official scorers for the National League West Champion, Arizona Diamondbacks about being an official Major League scorer.

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2011 Arizona Diamondbacks

July 7, 2011 by  
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Our PhD Committee is in Phoenix looking at those surprising Arizona Diamondbacks and the 2011 MLB All-Star game. Ed Kasputis interviews Rodney Johnson, official scorer of the Dbacks about their success.  We then talk about the All-Star game and Ed interviews Chris Siriano about the House of David Museum.  The podcast concludes as we leave the desert and head for the concrete jungle – New York City for the next two weeks.  Next week, we’ll meet the Mets!

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Starters Named to 2011 MLB All-Star Game

July 4, 2011 by  
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRBRxb6f3y8

This is Dbacks week with our podcast featuring the Arizona Diamondbacks being released on Friday, July 8th.  Our PhD Committee will be talking about both the Diamondbacks and the upcoming MLB All-Star game that will be played on Tuesday, July 12th at Chase Field.  Ed Kasputis will be interviewing Rodney Johnson, official scorer for the Dbacks and Chris Siriano, founder of the House of David Museum.

Working Hard to get the MLB All-Star Game

Arizona Diamondbacks Team Pulse
Listen to our 2010 Arizona Diamondbacks Podcast

Past Posts about the Arizona Diamondbacks

2001 D-backs World Series Victory Parade

D-backs Music Video

Grand Canyon

Marvelous Marv & The Cactus League

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.

Who’s in First – August 1, 2010

August 1, 2010 by  
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Who's in First - August 1 2010

Professor Bukiet and Baseball Bob are tied with 4.5 points each

We are four months into the season with Professor Bruce Bukiet from the New Jersey Institute of Technology holding steady.  This month Baseball Bob (the smartest man we know) has surged to tie the professor.  Both brainiacs have 4.5 points.  Both men predicted that the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals would make the playoffs.  Currently the Cardinals are tied for first in the NL Central with the Cincinnati Reds.  This is how each man got one half point.

Bukiet also predicted that the Tampa Bay Rays and Atlanta Braves would make the playoffs.  Baseball Bob has predicted that the Chicago White Sox and San Francisco Giants would make the playoffs.  If the season were to end today, all of these teams would make the playoffs.

Tied for third are Baseball PhD’s Who and playballexperience.com‘s Rodney Johnson (Johnson is also the official scorer for the Arizona Diamondbacks). Both man and boy predicted that the New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals would also make the playoffs.  Who also predicted that the Texas Rangers would make the post season while Johnson predicted that the San Francisco Giants will also still be playing in October.

Can anyone catch Professor Bukiet?  The key teams to watch are Tampa Bay and Texas.  If both of these teams continue to play well, the Professor’s legacy will continue to grow.

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.

Arizona Diamondbacks

June 10, 2010 by  
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Phoenix

We are in the Valley of the Sun, admiring one of the greatest ballparks ever built, Chase Field.  Ed, Farley and Mark explore the Phoenix area while applying lots of sun screen.  Ed then interviews Rodney Johnson, official scorer for the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Ed then gets us pointed toward Omaha as he interviews super fan, Larry Roth about the upcoming College World Series.  Our PhD committee closes out the podcast by heading east and traveling back to the future.  Next stop, St. Louis – the Gateway to the West.

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Who’s in First – June 1, 2010

June 1, 2010 by  
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Who's in First - June 1, 2010

Professor Bukiet takes the lead!

What a difference a month makes!  On April 2nd, our PhD committee along with Professor Bruce Bukiet and Rodney Johnson made their 2010 Major League predictions.  Thirty days ago, Rodney Johnson from playballexperience.com had the most accurate predictions.

After two months of baseball, Professor Bukiet is in the lead with 4.5 points.  Ed Kasputis and Mark Rantala are tied for second with with 3.5 points.  Bukiet predicted that the Twins, Yankees, Rays, Cardinals and Braves would make the playoffs.  Bukiet earned .5 points since the Cardinals are tied for first with the Reds.  Ed predicted that the Twins, Yankees, Cardinals and Braves would make the playoffs.  Mark predicted the Rays, Twins, Yankees and Cardinals would make the playoffs.

Our 2010 Major League predictions will be measured again on July 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

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