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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2013 100th Podcast

January 10, 2013 by  
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Almost a year ago, we celebrated our 100th podcast.  Let’s remember that podcast as we prepare for our 200th podcast.

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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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Episode 100

January 23, 2012 by  
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Welcome to Episode 100 from the 100th floor of the Empire State Building!  It’s been 703 days since our first podcast from Cleveland.  Our PhD Committee goes down memory lane as we remember our last 100 podcasts and get ready for our next 100.  Let’s continue to get our PhD in life through baseball.

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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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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
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Who’s in First – August 30, 2011

August 30, 2011 by  
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Can the Professor Repeat?

This week is Astros week with our podcast featuring the Houston Astros being released on Friday, September 2nd.  Ed Kasputis will be interviewing Timothy De Block from crawfishboxes.com and James Yasko from astroscounty.com about their beloved Astros.

On another note, with 30 days left in the regular season, Professor Bruce Bukiet from the New Jersey Institute of Technology is leading in our predictions contest.  If the season would end today, 6 of Bukiet’s 8 teams would make the playoffs (Red Sox, Yankees, Tigers, Rangers, Phillies & Braves.)  Jonathan Eig and Baseball PhD’s Mark Rantala are tied for second with 5 teams that would make the playoffs today.

“The key is the American League Central.” says Ed Kasputis, Creative Director of Baseball PhD. “Professor Bukiet has picked the Tigers while Jonathan Eig has chosen the White Sox.  Whoever wins the AL Central will win it all.  Catching the Professor will be as hard as catching the motivated Astros fan whose video is below.”

http://youtu.be/X7B4gic1-qU

Houston Astros Team Pulse
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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.

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