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Connelly’s Top Ten: Ortiz Not Benched, Unbroken and Frisbees

1. Red Sox: * David Ortiz not running down to first base on Saturday and John Farrell not pulling him is affirmation that this is an unlikeable team that actually doesn’t represent the blue collar spirit of Boston * Brian Butterfield sending David Ortiz on Cespedes arm with no outs is a fireable offense * […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Russians Are Coming, Pedro Facts, Hamburger, Hamburger…

1. Red Sox: * Miley five walks in six innings – unacceptable * Mike Napoli three extra base hits – you just assured your trade * Love the third base coach yelling at Hanley Ramirez to stop jogging home on Napoli 8th inning double * Six games since All Star game going into Thursday night: […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Surfing Safari / Sox Lineup Stinks / Yankee Futility

1. Baseball – Red Sox: * The highly paid line up of the Red Sox has been shut out seven times and scored one run in a game ten times * Good news – Sox getting shut out on the road is game times 2:24 / 2:37 * Every time David Ortiz doesn’t run all […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Jackie Robinson Tryout, Sixteen Candles, Cornbread Trade

1. All-Star Stolen Bases for Red Sox: In 289 Red Sox All Star appearances – only three stolen bases: * Brock Holt, JD Drew, Johnny Damon 2. Too bad Fred Lynn didn’t stay with his first team: * Red Sox…………..308 average * Angels……………..271 average * Baltimore…………265 average * Detroit……………..237 average

Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Won’t Lose the Next Three Days

1. Red Sox: * I guess playing first base is draining – Ortiz out with head cold (you warrior you) * Only 73 games left * I was wrong on quick Sunday game 3:36 in heat – hmmm $6 waters * Only two Red Sox are on pace to play in 150 of 162 games […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Tedious Yankee Series, Dino Second, Popsicle

1. Red Sox * Update on instant replay challenges – Sox wrong 55% of time * David Ortiz says that it’s too taxing to both hit AND field – he should go down to a coal mine some day and watch some 60 year old guy walk out after a double shift so he can […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: USA Women, Red Sox Bore Astros into Submission

1. Red Sox: * Red Sox are 8-7 against first place teams * Red Sox last two years at home – 53-68 * Harmon Killebrew must have rolled in his grave watching Hanley hook a one handed home run into the Monster Seats – hmmm. * Red Sox are now 60-1 odds to win the […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: 1812 Overture Rendition of the Top Ten

1. Red Sox: * Hope the Elias Sports Bureau comes up with stats for pitchers who walk seven and record a win – like Miley / Miley got the win and only threw 55% strikes * The papers were doing a count down for catcher Ryan Hanigan like he was Roy Campanella – the guy […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Down Draft

1. Red Sox – Bill James Predictions: * Shane Victorino…Prediction – 129 games / Actual pace – 43 * Mookie Betts…….Prediction – 40 stolen bases / Actual pace – 25 stolen bases * Pablo Sandoval…..Prediction – 18 HR / 82 RBI / Actual pace – 15 HR / 55 RBI * Ortiz…………………Prediction  – 32 HR […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Hank Finkel – Celtics Nation Turns Its Lonely Eyes To You

1. Red Sox: * Napoli two hits – trade him * Buchholz good start Wednesday night – trade him * Jackie Bradley, who was robbed of the Gold Glove last year, two hits and threw another run out at the plate – give him right field and 200 at bats * Think about a line […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Sox Celebrate Solstice Day

1. Red Sox: * A Father’s Day gift to desperate Sox fans – 12 extra base hits * Wade Miley a Dice K like performance over six shutout innings * How come I feel when Hanley makes a catch they should stop the game and give him the ball * Why is De Aza getting […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Panda Working His Magic in the John

1. Red Sox: * You know it’s bad when Atlanta intentionally walks .231 hitting David Ortiz to get to your $20mm cleanup hitter Hanley Ramirez * How silly do you feel if you have a Red Sox license plate or even worse tattoo? * Could Cherrington trade Hanley, Panda and Porcello to the Dodgers – […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Swept, Soccer Rolls, Meatballs Stink!

1. Red Sox: * Don’t forget – not only did you give up $200,000,000 for Hanley and Panda but also you lost your second round pick which was #49 Antonio Santillan – right handed pitcher 6’3″ 240 lbs* Since winning the first three series of the season – the Sox are 3-8 in series * […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Sweep, Triple Crown and Earthquake

1. Red Sox: * One pitch can change a game – Oakland had Castillo struck out – did not get the call – Red Sox scored seven runs * Pedroia 13 for his last 25 * Red Sox should give Ortiz an incentive for hits to the opposite field * San Francisco must be laughing […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: And Down the Stretch They Come

1. Red Sox: * Over their last 162 games – 69-93 – yikes! * Know what would have been a fun dynamic – watching Lackey on the mound reacting to Hanley letting a fly ball land in front of him * Sandoval’s projected stats for the season: 15 HR / 50 RBI / .239 AVG […]