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Connelly’s Top Ten – Red Sox Win In Last At Bat – Finally!

Cody Ross (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

1. Red Sox Salaries:

The top four hitters in the Red Sox line up make $56mm / bottom five make $6.5mm (Ross, Shoppach, Aviles, Middlebrooks, Ciracio)

2. Welker:

I think a good move by the Patriots not signing Welker long term – he is one concussion away possibly

3. The 2008 top prospects according to Baseball America:

1. Jay Bruce
2. Evan Longoria
3. Joba Chamberlain
4. Clay Buchholz
5. Colby Rasmus
6. Cameron Maybin
7. Clayton Kershaw
8. Franklin Morales
9. Homer Bailey
10. David Price
13. Jacoby Ellsbury
40. Lars Anderson

4. Odds to win championship:

Celtics………6th at 20-1 (pretty good bet)
Bruins………10th at 15-1 (pretty good bet)
Patriots…….Favorites at 9-2
Red Sox……12th at 25-1

5. Local players I have rooted against:

* Roger Clemens
* Tony Eason
* Carl Everett
* Curtis Rowe
* Sidney Wicks
* Anyone else….

6. How about a great catch for Friday:

7. Washington Nationals:

The Nationals have the most exciting team in baseball and are in first place and up to Thursday night, attendance was under 30,000 for five straight nights.

8. Old School:

Red Sox need Magic – bring back Joe Morgan:

* On July 14, the team was 9 games out / by August 3rd they were tied for first
* During that stretch they beat: Hough, Blyleven, Saberhagan, Leibrandt, Higuera, Jeff Russell, Bobby Witt
* Dennis Lamp won three games
* No word whether Debbie Clemens did drugs during that time

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

Best Olympic moments:

* Obviously 1980
* Swimming relay at 2008 Olympics
* Dave Wottle’s comeback
* Kelly Strug sticking dismount
* Joan Benoit coming in first to Olympic stadium in LA

10. Randomocity:

* Talk radio is living off Penn State right now
* Seeing the British Open is on the bucket list
* Is it wrong to wish for Dwight Howard to just go away?
* Jeremy Lin better be careful with his pro-New York comments
* I’m with Felger – Go Spain in Olympic Basketball
* Speaking of Olympics, are you ready for some contrived flag draping over the shoulders by gold medal winners?(honestly, how many agents have talked to their clients about the right way to drape the flag over them? It would be a great survey)

About Michael

Lifelong Boston resident who finds equal enjoyment in celebrating the local team's success as I do complaining about their failures. I have been writing the Top Ten for the last decade as well as five sports books: 26 Miles to Boston, Rebound, The President's Team, The Great Book of Boston Sports Lists and NBA List Jam.

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One comment for “Connelly’s Top Ten – Red Sox Win In Last At Bat – Finally!”

  1. I dont listen to sports talk radio, but why are you rooting for Spain in basketball?

    Posted by Rich | July 20, 2012, 8:57 am

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