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Entries in MLB (13)

Tuesday
Apr092019

Chris Davis Now in 0-49 Streak

Sets MLB record

Davis went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts, extending the streak to 49 consecutive at-bats without a hit. He hasn’t had a hit since recording a double against the Chicago White Sox on Sept. 14.

Wednesday
Mar272019

NJIT Professor Makes His Baseball Picks

Love Professor Bruce!

Mathematical Sciences Professor and Associate Dean Bruce Bukiet has published his model’s projections of how the standings should look at the end of Major League Baseball’s regular season in 2019. For more than 20 years, Bukiet has applied mathematical models to compute the number of regular season games each Major League Baseball team should win. His mathematically derived projections have consistently compared well with those of so-called experts.

Bukiet bases his projections on a mathematical model he started developing in the late 1980s and has gone through several revisions. Among the many data points is a model of runner advancement. There are a possible 24 scenarios in which a batter may face a pitcher: three “out” situations (zero outs, one out, or two outs), and eight baserunner situations (no man on, man on first base, man on second base, man on third base, men on first and second base, men on second and third base, men on first and third base, and bases loaded). Calculating the probabilities of batter outcomes against opposing pitchers with the runner advancement model can enable one to forecast the results for each game, and thus the season.

For this season, Bukiet’s projections for the American League (AL) and National League (NL) are:

AL East – Yankees (105 wins)

AL Central – Indians (98 wins)

AL West – Astros (103 wins)

NL East – Nationals (99 wins)

NL Central – Brewers (90 wins)

NL West – Dodgers (105 wins)

His results have been noted in many publications and he has been predictions champion at baseballphd.net several times. See more results for his baseball modeling, including the projected wins for each of the Major League Baseball teams at http://web.njit.edu/~bukiet/baseball/baseball.html and at www.egrandslam.com.

 

Thursday
Dec132018

Carrot Top at the MLB Winter Meetings

With the Baseball Winter Meetings being held in Las Vegas, Carrot Top joined in on the fun.

Wednesday
Oct242018

WalletHub's Best Baseball Cities

With the 2018 World Series in full gear and tickets to see the games live costing hundreds to hundreds of thousands of dollars, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its World Series Facts – Red Sox vs. Dodgers infographic.



To determine the best places to be a fan of America’s third most followed sport, WalletHub compared 360 U.S. cities with at least one college or professional baseball team across 31 key metrics. They range from performance level of team(s) to average ticket price to stadium accessibility.
 
Top 20 Baseball Cities
1    New York, NY         11    Oakland, CA
2    Los Angeles, CA         12    Minneapolis, MN
3    St. Louis, MO         13    Detroit, MI
4    Atlanta, GA         14    St. Petersburg, FL
5    Chicago, IL         15    Baltimore, MD
6    San Francisco, CA         16    Milwaukee, WI
7    Cincinnati, OH         17    Cleveland, OH
8    Boston, MA         18    Philadelphia, PA
9    Pittsburgh, PA         19    San Diego, CA
10    Arlington, TX         20    Kansas City, MO  
2018 World Series Facts
$1,965 vs. $1,290:  Average ticket prices for 2018 World Series games in Boston and Los Angeles, respectively
 
 $2.14 Million: Amount the Los Angeles Dodgers spent on each regular season win, compared to the Boston Red Sox’ $2.11 million
 
 $1.15 Billion: 2016 revenue for MLB Advanced Media, the league's digital arm
 
 $2.58 Billion: Disney's 2016 and 2017 investment in MLB Advanced Media's spinoff, BAMTech, for a 75 percent stake

To view the full infographic, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/blog/world-series-fun-facts/7683/  

Tuesday
Oct232018

2018 World Series is on Sling

As we head into the World Series, Sling TV is the best way to catch all the Fall Classic action. Below are the details.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 23

  • Los Angeles Dodgers @ Boston Red Sox on FOX (Sling Blue / Select Markets) – 8:09 p.m. ET

 

Wednesday, Oct. 24

  • Los Angeles Dodgers @ Boston Red Sox on FOX (Sling Blue / Select Markets) – 8:09 p.m. ET

 

Friday, Oct. 26

  • Boston Red Sox @ Los Angeles Dodgers on FOX (Sling Blue / Select Markets) – 8:09 p.m. ET

 

Saturday, Oct. 27

  • Boston Red Sox @ Los Angeles Dodgers on FOX (Sling Blue / Select Markets) – 8:09 p.m. ET

 

Sunday, Oct. 28

  • Boston Red Sox @ Los Angeles Dodgers (if necessary) on FOX (Sling Blue / Select Markets) – 8:09 p.m. ET

 

Tuesday, Oct. 30

  • Los Angeles Dodgers @ Boston Red Sox (if necessary) on FOX (Sling Blue / Select Markets) – 8:09 p.m. ET

 

Wednesday, Oct. 31

  • Los Angeles Dodgers @ Boston Red Sox (if necessary) on FOX (Sling Blue / Select Markets) – 8:09 p.m. ET

 

 New Sling TV customers can take the opportunity to sign up for a 7-day free trial to watch the beginning of the World Series at no cost.