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Connelly’s Top Ten: Protect Tom Brady!

1. Red Sox:

* Red Sox are 18-17 over their last 35 games

* Peavy three starts – 18 innings / 9 runs / 11 k to 1 BB / 4.50 ERA / 1.05 WHIP

* 2-1 game in 8.5 Innings that took 2:43

* Brandon Snyder has 12 strikeouts to zero walks

* Only one Red Sox is on pace to hit 20 HR / only one Red Sox is on pace to knock in 100 runs / only one Red Sox is on pace to hit .300 (Ortiz is all three)

* No Red Sox pitcher will win 15 games this year and they could win 95 as a team

* 20 pitchers have won games for the Red Sox this year (was that in the Globe Sunday?)

2. Pujols and Josh Hamilton compared to Miguel Cabrera (projected over the entire season):

* Fallen Angels – 46 home runs / 165 RBI / $50mm – average combined salaries

* Cabrera – 51 home runs / 155 RBI / $21mm

3. Patriots in Sports Illustrated’s top 300 fantasy players:

39th – Tom Brady

41st – Gronk

43rd – Danny Amendola

135th – Aaron Dobson

167th – Stephen Gostkowski

224th – Brandon Bolden

247th – Jake Ballard

266th – Julian Edelman

278th – Josh Boyce

4. Mike Trout vs. Bryce Harper:

Sophomore year (annualized):

PLAYER…..RUNS…..HITS…..XTRA……SB…….AVG

Trout……….115……205……..84………36…….330

Harper……….66……103……..43………..8…….261

5. Massachusetts courses in top 100 American golf courses from Golf Digest:

24th – The Country Club – Brookline

68th – Old Sandwich Golf Course – Plymouth

74th – Boston Golf Club – Hingham

84th – Kittansett Club – Marion

6. Major League Managers arrested:

* Earl Weaver – DUI

* Tony Larussa – DUI

* Dick Williams – Public Exposure

* Billy Martin – Public Drunkeness

* Butch Hobson – Narcotics

* Bobby Cox – Domestic Abuse

7. Old School:

Red Sox hiring practices – In 1959, the NAACP filed a formal complaint against the Red Sox after Pumpsie Green was sent to the minors

8. Amazing Stat:

Bobby Valentine has more wins (1,186) than…….

* Buck Showalter…….1,143

* Tom Kelley……………1,140

* Terry Francona……..1,094

* Felipe Alou……………1,033

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

After Judge Webster Thayer sentenced Sacco and Vanzetti to death, his Worcester house was bombed almost killing his wife – Thayer became known as the Hanging Judge

10. Randomocity:

* Patriots traffic Friday night

* On Rivals Top 250 high school seniors – there is only one player from all of New England – Connor Strahan from St. Sebastians a linebacker committed to Boston College 179th

* Are Philip Hughes and Joba Chamberlain the Yankees Brian Rose / Carl Pavano? Together, they are 79-60.

* Are the Tigers going to win the most games ever for a city that filed bankruptcy in the same year

* Do you think Robin Ventura thinks about the Nolan Ryan beatdown every day?

* Did Flounder’s brother ever get the insurance money for his car?

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: Protect Tom Brady!”

  1. where’s ridley on SI’s list? I’m gonna guess top-15…?

    REPLY – MPC – Good catch I think he was 15th

    Posted by tronburger | August 16, 2013, 8:38 am

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