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.

Cactus League 2011

February 24, 2011 by  
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It’s time to start Season 2 with our Cactus League 2011 podcast.  We’ll catch up with Marvelous Marv from marvelousmarv.com and then review the movie Fantasyland with Andre Lower from baseballbypositions.com.  Andre will tell us about his website and our PhD Committee will talk about all things Cactus League including the Cubs strategy of scalping their tickets first!  We’ll also hear the wisdom of Bill Veeck about the wonders of spring training.  The podcast concludes as we start our 100 Places to See season long series and our PhD Committee packs up and leaves the desert for the vitamin C of Florida.  Grapefruit League, here we come!

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