Minicast – Wild Card Preview

September 29, 2013 by  
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Episode 226 - Wild Card Preview

It’s the last Sunday of the season as our PhD Committee previews the American and National League Wild Card games.  Baseball Christmas has begun!

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2012 Tampa Bay Rays

May 10, 2012 by  
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We’re in beautiful St. Petersburg as our PhD Committee admires the Tampa Bay Rays and Ed Kasputis shares some recent Florida road trip stories.  Ed then interviews Baseball Bob (the smartest man we know) about the Rays.  Our podcast concludes as we say good bye to Florida’s Gulf Coast and head north to Farley’s favorite ballpark – Wrigley Field.

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2012 New York Mets

May 3, 2012 by  
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Let’s meet the Mets as our PhD Committee celebrates the Big Apple.  Baseball Bob tells us about the 2012 Mets (and other things) and our PhD Committee analyzes how Bernie Madoff has shaped the current Mets. Our podcast concludes as we say good bye to NYC and hello to Tampa!

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Professor Bruce Bukiet Wins Again!

September 27, 2011 by  
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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?

Milwaukee Brewers Team Pulse
Listen to our 2010 Milwaukee Brewers Podcast

2011 Tampa Bay Rays

June 24, 2011 by  
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We are in two places at once, Tampa Bay and Omaha.  Baseball Bob reviews the Rays and Ed explores the College World Series.  Larry Roth and Brett Clements share their views of Omaha while our PhD Committee passionately debates the role of home plate collisions in baseball.  Then it’s off to the other land of passion for next week’s podcast – Boston.

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Buster Posey Home Plate Collision

June 21, 2011 by  
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Remember Ray Fosse?

This week is Rays‘ week with our podcast featuring the Tampa Bay Rays being released on Friday, June 24th. Almost a month ago, San Francisco Giants catcher, Buster Posey was injured in a home plate collision. Posey is out for the season.

Our PhD Committee will debate the role of home plate collisions in baseball. Was the Posey collision a clean hit or a cheap shot? Listen to our next podcast for an interesting debate on this topic.  In addition, Ed Kasputis will be reporting and tweeting from the College World Series in Omaha on Thursday night.
First video tweet on Twitpic

Buster Posey – Scott Cousins Collision

http://youtu.be/nyHCQj17Lkc

Behind the Scenes at the 2011 College World Series

Tampa Bay Rays Team Pulse
2010 Tampa Bay Rays Podcast

Past Posts about the Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa

2010 Little League World Series – Day 2

2011 Kansas City Royals

June 16, 2011 by  
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Happy Father’s Day from the Great Midwest!  Our podcast is from both Kansas City and Omaha as the College World Series opens on June 18th.  Ed Kasputis interviews Joe Connor about Father’s Day and Matt Miltner about the new TD Ameritrade Park – Omaha.  Another great segment of 100 Places to See and Ed shares his first home run and who caught it.  Then it’s off to the Gulf Coast.  Next podcast will feature the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Tampa Bay Rays

August 26, 2010 by  
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Episode 27 - Tampa Bay Rays

Our PhD Committee is in Tampa analyzing why the Tampa Bay Rays are an elite franchise that wins without spending foolishly.  Ed, Farley and Mark explore all things Tampa (and St. Pete)  while Ed interviews super fan, Bill Dunstone.  Ed and Mark then head to the mountains to watch pure baseball heaven – the Little League World Series.  The Wise Guys get in the action as they battle out another episode of baseball history.  Our PhD Committee packs up for their last West Coast road trip of the season.  It’s time for all of us to get ready to leave our hearts in San Francisco.

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Tampa

August 25, 2010 by  
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Tampa

This week is Rays‘ week with our podcast featuring the Tampa Bay Rays being released on Friday, August 27th.  Tampa is on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The Rays play in St. Petersburg, 24 miles to the south.

Tampa is a delightful city (and former home to Yankees late owner George Steinbrenner).  The Rays home, Tropicana Field has a dome and is a great place to watch a game and as you can see from the video below – make friends.

Travel Guide – Tampa

 

Raymond vs. Wally  – “Why Can’t We Be Friends”

2010 Little League World Series – Day 2

August 22, 2010 by  
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Scenes from 2010 Little League World Series

This week is Rays‘ week with our podcast featuring the Tampa Bay Rays being released on Friday, August 27th.  This podcast will also cover the 2010 Little League World Series.  Ed Kasputis and Mark Rantala attended this event of Saturday, August 21st and they’ll be giving their insight during our next podcast. The Wise Guys also attended Day 2 of the Series and we’ll get their kid perspective about this grand event.

This is the 64th year of the Little League World Series.  The first Little League World Series took place in 1947.

This year, more than 7,000 teams started the tournament.  The United States had approximately 6,500 of those teams.  Sixteen teams make it to the Little League World Series.  Eight are from the United States and eight are from abroad.

“Every Baseball PhD needs to come to this event” said Ed Kasputis.  “There is no charge for parking or tickets and it’s pure baseball heaven.  I can’t believe that these kids are 11 and 12.  They play like little big leaguers already.  What I would give to be 12 again!”

Hope from Hawaii

Little League World Series video game

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