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Connelly’s Top Ten: Buchholz Gem, Tail Wind Dreams for Marathoners

1. Red Sox:

* Buchholz fear of Farrell means focus

* Stephen Drew hittng .077

* Sox on pace to win 103 games

* Season 7% over

* Opponents hitting .228

* Jonny Gomes on pace for only 275 at bats

2. Masters:

* Jack Nicklaus sleeping good tonight

* Great video of Adam Scott’s 18th green putt among the rain drops

* Steve Williams sticks it to Tiger again

3. Around the MLB:

* Atlanta on pace to win 148 games

* Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .409

* Clay Buchholz and Masterson 3-0 with .041 ERA

* Giant Sergio Romo on pace to save 87 games

* Four of the five teams with average attendance under 21,000 have relatively new stadiums (except KC) – Seattle, Cleveland, Kansas City, Miami, White Sox

* Beckett – Love seeing him walk off the field a loser

* Cubs lose game on balk

4. 1978 NBA Draft:

NBA Players in the 1978 draft to average at least 15 points for his career:

6. Larry Bird……….24.3

15. Mike Mitchell..19.8

9. Reggie Theus…18.5

5. Purvis Short……17.3

5. Ted Williams:

Ted Williams not only lost out on his stats in WWII but lost his salary:

1942 – $35,000

1946 – $50,000

6. Championship odds:

* Celtics now 60-1 odds (12th)

* Patriots 6-1 odds (tied for first with Denver)

* Red Sox 25-1 (16th)

* Bruins 8-1 (3rd)

7. Amazing Stat:

Bird’s 60-point game vs. Atlanta:

* Assists – DJ – 17 / Ainge 13

* Bird – 15 for 16 from free throw line / 22-36 from the field

* Parish 19 rebounds

* Dominique 36 points

8. Old School:

In 1967, Yaz got every first place MVP vote except oneo that went to Cesar Tovar:

Tovar – 6 / 47 / .267

Yaz – 44 / 121 / .326

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

Movie Hoosier had a budget of $9mm and grossed $28mm / Dennis Hopper got a nomination for Best Supporting Actor

10. Randomocity:

* Route 15 south is the way to go to New York

* Two soft goals allowed by Quinnipiac goalie

* Strawberry jam better than Rasberry

* Best spot to run by in the Boston Marathon – without question the Wellesley girls – amazing sound

* Patriots Day – Marathon route was supposed to follow Paul Revere’s ride but the Cambridge bridge was out when the BAA went out to map course

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: Buchholz Gem, Tail Wind Dreams for Marathoners”

  1. Fun stuff as usual, and as a Wellesley College dad I can tell you the students truly enjoy rooting the runners on.
    But you should really call them Wellesley women!

    P.S. Drew’s ABs=small sample size. Not saying you’re wrong to be skeptical, but too early to say.

    Posted by vermont k | April 15, 2013, 9:50 am

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