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Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Cooking

1. British Open:

* If Tiger has no chance on Sunday – should he wear red?
* 64 year old Tom Watson beat Tiger on Sunday 68 to 75
* Garcia wants to know why he can’t win majors – how about being short on putts on 16 and 17 on Sunday
* Ricky Fowler wearing the Eminem starter kit
* Rory on fire since breaking up with girlfriend (she won the Istanbul Open on same day)

2. Red Sox:

* With the young guys up they are more enjoyable to watch
* Two amazing throws by Vazquez almost picking off both runners Saturday
* Haven’t seen this many Red Sox runners go first to third in a while
* Ortiz grounded out five times and never ran hard once – Yaz would have been booed out of the park
* Brock Holt 26 multi-hit games
* Red Sox since they released AJ Pierzynski: 7-1

3. Jackie Bradley is on pace for 20 outfield assists:

Center field assist leaders since 1950:

22 – Willie Mays
20 – Andruw Jones
20 – Mickey Mantle
20 – Irv Noren
20 – Del Unser

5. Around the MLB:

* The fact that Coby Lewis was mad at Rasmus bunting in the 5th inning of a 2-0 game should be public censure for being an idiot
* The Yankees chose Jacoby over Cano – Jacoby – .281 / .344 obp ///// Cano – .335 /.394
* David Price has a 1.64 ERA in the seven starts since him and Ortiz mixed it up

6. With Jackie Bradley on pace to win a Gold Glove…:

Who else other than Dwight Evans won Gold Gloves in the outfield for the Red Sox:

* Victorino
* Ellsbury
* Burks
* Lynn – 4
* Yaz – 7
* Smith
* Piersall

7. Amazing Stats:

Red Sox with the same amount of home runs (and how many games) – minimum of 50:

* 162 – Tony C (802 games) / Carlton Fisk (1,078)
* 133 – Trot (982) / Youkilis (953)
* 94 – Ellis Burks (733) / Hobson (623)
* 80 – Drew (612) / Lowell (606)
* 56 – Brunansky (457) / Damon (597)
* 52 – Canseco (198) / Millar (452) / Todt (895)

8. Old School:

Tony C home runs by month in 1967 before being hit on August 18, 1967:

* April – 1
* May – 1
* June – 8
* July – 9
* August – 1

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

Added characters that signaled the end of a show (from

Flintstones – Great Gazoo
Brady Bunch – Oliver
Cosby’s – Olivia
Scooby Doo – Scrappy

10. Randomocity:

* I hated Maude
* Tanaka apologized for being hurt – the Drews would have to have a press agent just for their apologies
* Skittles overrated
* Great weather again

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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3 comments for “Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Cooking”

  1. Shocked at Lewis. Always wondered why more guys don’t bunt. Figure pretty easy to bunt 7/10 times, thats 700 slugging %. If getting on base 70% of the time, teams would stop shifting against you. Fine for Ted Williams to try to hit through shift, but never get why most guys dont bunt until they stop shifting. Great stat on Canseco. Can’t believe he hit 52 HRs in only 198 games. Dont remember him being that good for Sox (or young, he came over at age 30) Only thing I remember about his time in Boston was O for 13 in playoffs. Skittles are properly rated

    reply -mpc – jose had 24 and 28 in his two years

    Posted by Matt G | July 21, 2014, 7:23 am
  2. Lester will get at least 6 – 166MM

    REPLY – MPC – Let him go – not worth it nor was Ellsbury

    Posted by Teddy Ballgame | July 21, 2014, 8:41 am
  3. basic skittles overrated. skittles wild berry and the combo ones are addicting.

    if bradley jr can finish season hitting .250ish, then the sox will have showed proper patience (finally) and found a key defensive player that can sit at end of lineup for the next 5 seasons.

    REPLY – MPC – I would accept .250

    Posted by tronburger | July 21, 2014, 10:48 am

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