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 …

http://youtu.be/1ATVWNz8ONI

… by using his head?

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Who’s in First – July 1, 2011

July 3, 2011 by  
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The Power of Math rules Again!

Once again Professor Bruce Bukiet from the New Jersey Institute of Technology has proven that the power of math is a rock star.  Bukiet is in the lead for our 2011 MLB predictions contest with a score of 7.5 out of 8.   If the season were to end on July 1, the following 8 teams would make the playoffs.

American League

New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers & Texas Rangers

National League

Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals (tied with Milwaukee Brewers) & San Francisco Giants

Bukiet would have received a perfect score had the Milwaukee Brewers failed to be tied for first place in the NL Central.  Currently second in our contest is best selling author, Jonathan Eig with a score of 5.5. Eig so far has correctly predicted that the Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, Braves, Brewers and Giants will make the playoffs.

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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.