Professor Bukiet’s 2014 MLB Predictions

March 31, 2014 by  
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Episode 249 - Professor Bukiet

Learn the future through the power of math as Ed Kasputis interviews our 2013 Predictions Champ, Professor Bruce Bukiet from the New Jersey Institute of Technology about this year’s upcoming season.


2013 Minicast – Road Trips with Tim

November 18, 2013 by  
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Cook & Son

What better childhood memory than going on a baseball road trip with your dad?  Ed Kasputis interviews Todd Cook about his many road trips with his son, Tim and their blog, Cook & Son Bats’ Blog.  Go Mariners!


2013 Seattle Mariners

July 25, 2013 by  
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Episode 211 - Seattle Mariners

The Mariners have been hot and as usual Seattle is hotter.  We explore the Great Northwest and Ed Kasputis interviews baseball researcher, Jeff Sullivan about his beloved Mariners.  Our podcast concludes as we head to Toronto.  How about those Blue Jays???


Mariners in Tokyo

March 21, 2012 by  
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The Seattle Mariners are in Tokyo as we prepare for opening day.  Ed Kasputis interviews Jeff Sullivan from about the Mariners and Mr. Sports Travel aka Joe Connor about what to do outside of Tokyo.  The Bashful Wife that Wants it All tells us what she wants to do in Hiroshima and we conclude our two part interview with Robert K. Fitts author of the soon to be best selling book, Banzai Babe Ruth.  Our podcast concludes as we say good bye to Japan and head to Little Havana to explore baseball’s newest ballpark, Marlins Park.


A’s in Tokyo

March 15, 2012 by  
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Konnichiwa (Hello).  Our PhD Committee is in the world’s largest city, Tokyo as Major League Baseball prepares to open its 2012 season in the Tokyo Dome as the Oakland Athletics host the Seattle Mariners. Mr. Sports Travel aka Joe Connor teaches us what to see, The Bashful Wife that Wants it All tells us what she wants to see and Robert K. Fitts, author of Banzai Babe Ruth reminds us of America’s First Dream Team – the 1934 MLB All-Star team that toured Japan.  As our podcast concludes, our PhD Committee refuses to say sayonara (good bye) because next week’s podcast will still be from TokyoMariners in Tokyo.


2012 Cactus League

February 16, 2012 by  
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It’s time for the Cactus League as we remember Whitney Houston (1963-2012) and hear from The Bashful Wife that Wants it All.  Todd Cook from Cook and Son Bats’ Blog shares his spring training memories as a Mariner faithful and our PhD Committee reviews how Hoover Dam tamed the West.  Our podcast concludes as we say good bye to Phoenix and get ready for our next minicast about the baseball movie – Fantasyland.


Minicast – Road Trips with Tim

November 17, 2011 by  
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What better childhood memory than going on a baseball road trip with your dad?  Ed Kasputis interviews Todd Cook about his many road trips with his son, Tim and their blog, Cook & Son Bats’ Blog.  Go Mariners!


2011 Seattle Mariners

May 5, 2011 by  
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The Mariners are hanging tough in the American League West and our PhD Committee is excited to be at beautiful SAFECO Field.  Let it rain.  Let it rain! Farley has picked the Mariners to win their division.  Rocky II, Dave Niehaus, the NFL Draft, Ichiro and the LeBron James of Seattle?  These are just some of the highlights of this podcast as Ed interviews both Arthur Lee and Terrie Aamodt.  The podcast concludes as we grab a Starbucks and catch a plane for the Windy City.  We’ll be in Chicago for the next two weeks for the Cubs and White Sox podcasts.


Still Waiting for a Mariners’ World Series

May 3, 2011 by  
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This week is Mariners‘ week with our podcast featuring the Seattle Mariners being released on Friday, May 6th.  Only two franchises have failed to appear in a World Series, the Washington Nationals (est. 1969) and the Seattle Mariners (est. 1977).

During our next podcast, you’ll hear Arthur Lee remember Mariner broadcast great Dave Niehaus (1935 – 2010).  We’ll also hear from the Professor from Walla Walla, Terrie Amodt as she talks about Mariner history.  All this and more on the next episode of Baseball PhD.

My Oh My – We Miss Niehaus

Seattle Mariners’ Team Pulse
Listen to our 2010 Seattle Mariners’ Podcast

Past Posts about the Seattle Mariners

Dave Niehaus

Joy in Seattle


Playing Catch with Dad

Mariner Moose

Dave Niehaus

November 14, 2010 by  
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Dave Niehaus

Rest in Peace

Seattle’s Hall of Fame Broadcaster, Dave Niehaus died of a heart attack on November 10th. He was 75. He was the lead announcer for the Seattle Mariners from 1977 through the 2010 season.

In 2008, the National Baseball Hall of Fame awarded Niehaus with the Ford C. Frick Award, the highest honor for American baseball broadcasters. Among fans nationwide and his peers, Niehaus is considered to be one of the finest sportscasters in history.

Niehaus is noted for using the following catchphrases on Mariner broadcasts:

  • “My, oh my!” – a variant of former Angels partner Enberg’s “Oh, my!”, used for big, exciting plays.
  • “Swung on and belted!” – used on long fly balls that may go over the wall for a home run.
  • “It will fly away!”‘ (sometimes “Fly, fly away!”) – used for home runs.
  • “Get out the rye bread and mustard, Grandma, it is grand salami time!” – used for a grand slam home run by a Mariners player.
  • “The Mariners have erupted!” – used during scoring outbursts

The Creator of “A-Rod”

It was Niehaus who first called then Mariner Alex Rodriguez – “A-Rod.”  The nickname stuck.

Our next podcast will be released on Friday, November 26th.  This podcast will feature sporstcaster great, Vin Scully.  This podcast will also have a segment honoring Dave Niehaus who loved his craft even though his beloved Mariners never took him to the World Series.

Dave Niehaus Obituary

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