Professor Bruce Bukiet Wins Predictions Contest … again

October 6, 2013 by  
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Bukiet wins in 2013

3 out of 4 Years

Professor Bruce Bukiet from the New Jersey Institute of Technology has won his 3rd Baseball PhD predictions contest in the last four years (2010, 2011 & 2013).  Bukiet successfully predicted seven of this year’s ten Major League Baseball playoff teams (Rays, Tigers, A’s, Cardinals, Dodgers, Braves & Reds). The key to Bukiet’s victory was that he was the only participant in our predictions contest who predicted that the defending World Champion San Francisco Giants would not make this year’s post season.

Bukiet did not predict the firing of Dusty Baker by the Cincinnati Reds this week unlike Baseball PhD Committee member, Farley Dillinger who has been predicting Baker’s demise since 2010.  Dillinger, a Cubs fan has a long memory of Baker’s October exploits.

Four participants finished one team behind the Professor with 6 of their teams making the MLB Post-season.  Congratulations to Baseball PhD Committee members, David Matejzcyk (Tigers, Indians, A’s, Cardinals, Reds & Dodgers) and Mark Rantala (Rays, Tigers, Indians, Braves, Reds & Dodgers) along with Andre Lower from (Rays, Tigers, A’s, Braves, Reds & Dodgers) and Australian Justin Woods (Tigers, A’s, Rays, Cardinals, Reds & Braves).

Will any mortal have the guts to predict that this year’s World Series Champion will not make the playoffs next season?  Professor Bukiet truly understands the power of math.

Professor Bukiet will be honored during our League Championship Series podcast (Episode 228) which will be released on Friday, October 11, 2013.


Flash Orchestra Tribute to the 2012 New York Yankees

October 19, 2012 by  
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We often refer to the New York Yankees in our podcasts as the Evil Empire.  Even our listeners from Germany took note and offered this flash performance as we remember Derek Jeter and his teammates.



A Joyful Noise from Japan

March 24, 2012 by  
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Good Bye Whitney (1963 – 2012)

February 12, 2012 by  
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Season 3 begins February 10, 2012

February 7, 2012 by  
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Get ready for Season 3 of Baseball PhD!  Season 3 will start with our Grapefruit League podcast on February 10th.  Get ready to meet The Bashful Wife that Wants it All along with Katherine Chakour from The Florida Aquarium and Captain Glenn from Captain Doug’s Everglades Tours!

Meet The Bashful Wife that Wants it All . . .

and The Florida Aquarium . . .

then let’s find some gators with Captain Glenn!

My Life as a Turkey

November 23, 2011 by  
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Happy Thanksgiving!

As we sit down this Thanksgiving and share our thanks with our loved ones, let’s show some empathy for turkeys.  Biologist Joe Hutto was given 16 turkey eggs and what started off as a science experiment became an emotional ride.  Throughout 2011 Baseball PhD listeners have heard Ed Kasputis describe the law of imprint (the team you loved as a 3rd grader is the team you’ll love for life.)
The PBS documentary, My Life as a Turkey shares Hutto’s 18 months with a brood of wild turkeys.  Hutto learned to speak “turkey” and even communicated with the brood as they were still in their eggs unhatched.  Click here to watch the full episode of My Life as a Turkey.

The Law of Imprint

An Epic Game 6

October 28, 2011 by  
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Last night’s Game 6 of the 2011 MLB World Series was an epic game as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Texas Rangers in 11 innings.  Baseball PhD’s Ed Kasputis & Dave Matejczyk were both at this game to witness history.  Minutes after the game, Ed and Dave met Cardinals fan, Dave Huyette who caught the game winning home run.

Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011)

October 5, 2011 by  
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Rest in Peace

A great visionary and American leader, Steve Jobs passed away today.  It was Jobs’ creations that have permitted the staff at Baseball PhD to do what we do.  We use MacBook Pros  and Garageband to create and edit our podcasts and iPhones to share our ideas.  Leadership is influence and the world has been greatly influenced by the vision of this great man.  Thank you for our cool stuff.

A Collapse They’ll Tell Their Children About

October 4, 2011 by  
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Rangers advance to AL LCS

This week our podcast will feature the League Championship Series on Friday, October 7th.  Who would have thought in the baseball world that the MLB Playoffs would start without the Boston Red Sox?  Red Sox Nation grieves as they’re boys of summer gave them a miserable September (and April).

Ed Kasputis will interview Matt Kory from about the team he loves who failed to love him back this fall.  Ed and Dave Matejczyk will also review the movie Moneyball.  Maybe Billy Beane should have taken the GM job with the Red Sox?  Was Wednesday, September 28, 2011 the most dramatic day in MLB regular season history?

Final Baseball PhD Index for 2011 Regular Season

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

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