Professor Bruce Bukiet is 2010 Predictions Champion

October 4, 2010 by  
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Professor Bruce Bukiet is 2010 MLB Predictions Champion

The power of math won the day as Professor Bruce Bukiet from the New Jersey Institute of Technology won our 2010 Major League Baseball predictions contest.  Bukiet successfully picked 6 of the 8 teams that made the post season.

“I felt like chasing Secretariat all season long,” said Ed Kasputis, Creative Director for Baseball PhD. “Professor Bukiet did a great job of using math and baseball intuition to have a great year.  I’m going to the library to check out a calculus book in honor of the Professor.”

Kasputis along with two others (Mark Rantala and Baseball Bob) finished second by picking 4 of the 8 post season teams.  Ed Kasputis will be interviewing Professor Bukiet during our podcast featuring the Pittsburgh Pirates which will be released on Friday, October 8th.  Like Professor Bukiet always says, “a day without math is like a day without sunshine.”

Professor Bukiet’s MLB Predictions – March 24, 2010

The Impossible True Story – Last Day of the Season

October 3, 2010 by  
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The Impossible True Story - Last Day of 2010 MLB Regular Season

Last Day of the Regular Season

October 3, 2010 is shaping up to be quite a horse race for the end of the 2010 Major League Season. Three teams are fighting for the last two National League Playoff spots. The Padres are in San Francisco. A San Francisco (91 – 69) win at home against San Diego (90 – 71) will clinch the NL West for the Giants.

A Padres win coupled with an Atlanta Braves (90 – 71) loss will clinch the NL West for San Diego.  If the Braves win along with San Diego, the Giants and Padres would play a one-game tiebreaker for the NL West title in San Diego on Monday night.  The loser would then go to Atlanta for a one-game playoff for the wild card on Tuesday night.

The impossible true story continues.  Last night across movie theaters in America, the Disney movie of Secretariat was previewed.  The movie opens on a grand scale on October 8th.  “This movie was outstanding.  All sports fans need to pay tribute to Secretariat – The Babe Ruth of horse racing,” said Ed Kasputis, Creative Director of Baseball PhD.  “The human drama of this movie will again be played out today as the Padres, Giants and Braves try to end a long regular season in triumph and valor.”

Secretariat – The Movie

Secretariat – The Babe Ruth of Horse Racing

The Magical Finish – June 9, 1973 – Belmont Stakes

Secretariat - 1973 Belmont