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Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Hot, Weather Better – June is Here

1. Cliff “Branch” notes:

* Go Spurs
* Phil Mickelson and Gordon Gecco – Blue Horseshoe
* Kevin Love in town – get Rick Roby’s shirt out of the attic
* There was a funny car race, NASCAR and formula one race on all at the same time Sunday
* Pawtucket is in last place

2. Red Sox are on fire:

(why can’t you people be more optimistic like me?)

* Gotta love the home-grown talent on the roster – Holt, Bogaerts, Pedroia, Cecchini, Hassan, Bradley, Lester
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* Holt’s agent should be on the line with Cherrington and tell him to stop looking for other players and let him have 200 at bats – .307 hitter in 1,835 minor league at bats
* 37% of season over / on a pace for 78 wins

3. If they retired today – who is in the Hall of Fame:

* NBA – Kobe, Lebron, Tim Duncan, Dirk, Pierce, Garnett, Allen, Vince Carter
* NHL – Crosby, Jagr, Selanne, Iginla, Brodeur (Thornton?)
* MLB – Pujols, Jeter, Ichiro, Cabrera, (Ortiz?)
* NFL – Manning, Brady, Peterson, Brees (Eli?), Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates, Ed Reed, Charles Woodson, Champ Bailey

4. John Elway’s son arrested:

Other sports figures with problems with kids:

* Jerry Remy
* Andy Reid
* Guy Lafleur
* Torri Hunter
* Lawrence Taylor

5. Leading scorers on the Celtics 1997 15-win team:

* Antoine – 17.5
* Wesley – 16.8
* Rick Fox – 15.4
* Eric Williams – 15.0
* Todd Day – 14.5
* Dino Radja – 14.0

6. Juice or not to juice that is the question:

After suspensions

* Nelson Cruz on pace for 59 HR / 153 RBI
* Melky Cabrera on pace for 207 hits
* Ryan Bruan on pace for 26 HR / 80 RBI / .327 avg

7. Amazing Stats:

Ichiro in 2004

* Against lefties – .404
* Away – .405
* Second Half – .429
* August – .463
* In Wins – .447
* In the 7th-8th-9th innings – .408

8. Old School:

Seven of the top 42 pitchers in wins in 1967 pitched for the Red Sox during their career:

22 – Jim Lonborg
22 – Earl Wilson
20 – Fergie Jenkins
16 – Tom Seaver
14 – Juan Marichal
13 – Gary Bell
12 – Luis tiant

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

Poor Sam – Alice died – Brady Bunch stuff

* 9/26/69 to 3/8/74
* On ABC
* Some Guest Stars – Jim Backus, Dezi Arnez JR, Don Drysdale, Deacon Jones, Davy Jones, Joe Namath, Vincent Price
* House 4222 Clinton Way

10. Randomocity:

* Finally a nice weekend day
* Brad Pitt has to drop that guy on the red carpet
* Tough to find a really good meatball
* Top three spots in Boston – Public Garden, Hanover Street in North End, Castle Island in Southie
* What do you think Notre Dame thought of their pitching recruit Jack Connolly of Bridgewater throwing 128 pitches Saturday?

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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Discussion

3 comments for “Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Hot, Weather Better – June is Here”

  1. Big Papi is a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame, IMO

    Posted by Alan | June 2, 2014, 8:34 am
  2. It was Bluestar Airlines – not Blue Horseshoe.

    Did Joe Namath kiss Alice when he was on the Bunch?

    Notre Dame and Bridgewater’s Jack Connolly is the perfect example of why some MLB teams have discussed having their newly signed pitchers undergo Tommy John BEFORE problems crop up. Just crazy….

    Posted by Jerry | June 2, 2014, 9:27 am
  3. Vince Carter?

    And for the record, Hanover St and Salem St should be firebombed every weekend. The ave IQ of the world would go up by 20 points.

    Posted by El Presidente | June 2, 2014, 9:37 am

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