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Connelly’s Top Ten: Weekend Here Again

1. Red Sox

* Do you let De La Rosa give up 7 runs and stay out there?
* The Red Sox keep showing this is not their year
* In six games Vazquez – allowed only two stolen bases / one caught stealing
* Price has no hitter on his mind

2. Patriots

* Don’t you keep Gronk in bubble rap until playoffs
* Patriots still fourth in Super Bowl odds behind Denver, Seattle, San Fran
* 8/7 opening nigh exhibition

3. Former Red Sox Brandon Moss:

pace – 37 HR / 114 RBI

4. Presidents

None of the last three sitting Presidents – representing 24 years of the White House – did not serve the country in the military

5. Ray Rice/Chuck Knoblauch

Ray Rice gets two-game suspension for knocking out his wife / Chuck Knoblauch night canceled in Minnesota after he hits his former wife

6. Most pinch hit home runs (baseball almanac):

* Matt Stairs – 23
* Cliff Johnson – 20
* Jerry Lynch – 18
* Gates Brown – 16

7. Greg Maddux second half of 1994

* 5-1
* 6 starts / 4 complete games
* 0.87 ERA / .184 average against
* 38 K to 3 BB

8. Amazing Stats:

Ted Williams outhit Joe DiMaggio during DiMaggio’s streak .411 to .408

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

When Ali lit the torch in Atlanta, people were concerned about his health – he is still alive 18 years later

10. Randomocity

* Hot dogs – underrated / Hamburg overrated
* Went to Rinos in East Boston Saturday – 3 hours late, went next door to their bar, Prima e Dopo, and got three appetizers that were excellent

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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  1. Depends on the quality of the meat, of course. I prefer bratwurst to hot dogs any day of the week. A hamburger made from lean ground sirloin can’t be beat.

    Posted by Conor | July 27, 2014, 5:43 am

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