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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2013 Washington Nationals

April 11, 2013 by  
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Episode 187 - Washington Nationals

Sports Illustrated picks the Nationals to win the 2013 World Series.  Are the Nats jinxed or are they poised to go all the way?  Ed Kasputis interviews Professor Bruce Bukiet from the New Jersey Institute of Technology about his 2013 MLB predictions.  Joe Drugan from thenatsblog.com shares his insight about the Nationals.  The podcast concludes as we leave D.C. and head to the Capitol of the MidwestChicago.  Go Cubs!

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2012 Detroit Tigers

April 12, 2012 by  
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Could this be the Year of the Tiger?  Our PhD Committee is in Detroit as our two time predictions champ, Professor Bruce Bukiet makes his 2012 MLB predictions for all teams.  Ed then interviews author, Tim Wendel about his new book, The Summer of ’68: The Season that Changed Baseball and America Forever.  Our podcast concludes as we say good bye to the Motor City and head to Beantown.  Fenway is 100.

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2011 Milwaukee Brewers

September 29, 2011 by  
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We are in our last MLB city of the season, Milwaukee as the Brewers prepare to start their post season by hosting the worst to first Arizona Diamondbacks.  Ed Kasputis interviews Baseball Bob about the Brewers and National League Playoffs.  Professor Bruce Bukiet from the New Jersey Institute of Technology repeats as our 2011 MLB Predictions winner.  Oh the power of math and lastly we conclude our season long series of 100 Places to See with author, Josh Pahigian telling us about the 4 best baseball places to see before your strike out.  As we say good bye to Milwaukee, our PhD Committee has to wait for the League Championship Series.

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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.

2011 MLB All-Star Game Music Video

 

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.

2011 Cincinnati Reds

April 7, 2011 by  
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The Reds have started the season hot as we celebrate our 50th podcast episode from The Great American Ballpark.  Professor Bruce Bukiet from the New Jersey Institute of Technology makes his learned 2011 MLB predictions and we get the sign of the times from Tod Swormstedt of the American Sign Museum.   Ed and Farley close the podcast from behind home plate minutes after the Reds complete their opening weekend sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers.  Next stop, our first special edition podcast honoring The Famous San Diego Chicken which will be released on Tuesday, April 12th.

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2010 World Series

October 26, 2010 by  
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Episode 35 - 2010 World Series

It’s time to enjoy the Fall Classic.  History will be made.  Either the Rangers will win their first World Series or the Giants will win their first title since moving to the Bay Area in 1958!  Our PhD Committee analyzes the Series.  Ed then interviews Professor Bruce Bukiet from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Matty Staudt from Stitcher Radio and author G. Michael Green about Charlie Finley and his World Series exploits.  The podcast concludes with our PhD Committee listening to Red Barber make the call and Chuck Brodsky’s, Moe Berg – The Song.  Next podcast – Moe Berg – The Catcher Who Was A Spy.

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Bukiet Predicts Rangers & Phillies to Meet in World Series

October 18, 2010 by  
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Professor Bukiet predicts Rangers & Phillies to meet in World Series

This morning, Professor Bruce Bukiet was presented with his 2010 MLB Predictions Championship Plaque by Baseball PhD’s Ed Kasputis.  Professor Bukiet predicts that the Texas Rangers will meet the Philadelphia Phillies in this year’s World Series.

Our World Series podcast will be released on Tuesday, October 26th.  Professor Bukiet will be making a cameo appearance as he predicts who will win the Fall Classic.

Pittsburgh Pirates

October 7, 2010 by  
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Episode 33 - Pittsburgh Pirates

Ed, Farley and Mark are in beautiful Pittsburgh for the last podcast of the regular season.  We honor Professor Bruce Bukiet from the New Jersey Institute of Technology for winning our 2010 MLB Predictions contest.  Ed then interviews Pittsburgh dentist and entertainer, Dr. Howard Elson about his beloved Bucs and PNC Park.  The Wise Guys battle it along the banks of the Allegheny River about Pirate history.  With a heavy heart, our PhD Committee leaves Pittsburgh and heads back to the studio.  Next podcast – League Championship Series on October 15th.

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