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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 […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: John Farrell’s Last Game?

1. Red Sox: * Going into Saturday – the Rangers had not shut out a team this year or won back to back game at home – thank you Red Sox * Sox are on pace for 70 wins * Red Sox hitting ranks in MLB: Average – 23rd / Slugging 26th / Double Plays […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Need DeflateGate Back

1. Red Sox: * Ben Cherrington stays on life support with the strong performance from Eduardo Rodriguez * The $180mm Red Sox played three infielders in the outfield Wednesday versus the Twins in a MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL game – Hanley, Betts and Holt * I knew Hanley would be bad in the outfield but he […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Interesting SI Article From 1999 About Doctoring Footballs…

1. DeflateGate: * No way the Walt Anderson crew gets a home Patriots game this year * Watching documentary on Bill Walsh on NFL Network in which Bill Parcells accused Walsh of improper abuse of the head phones in the NFC championship game. The following year, Parcells warned Walsh about doing it again in which […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Make Us Mad Men (and Women)

1. Deflategate: * How much do people want to get Tom Brady? Remember they wanted him sanctioned earlier this year for swearing * I love that Willie McGinist, Ted Bruschi, Heath Evans stood by Brady while serving in the national capacity * Supporters of Brady so far: Favre, Moon, Kaepernick 2. Red Sox: * Size […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Deflator = Biggest Loser?

1. DeflateGate: * Its not that the Patriots didn’t do what they said they did. It’s that it has been an accepted practice for years and the NFL set a precedent allowing it * Deflator because McNally lost weight – don’t think so * This in Court will be as good as a NFL playoff […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: See You in Court!

1. Boston sports right now: * Celtics out of the playoffs and Kevin Love may hate them * Bruins complete under achievers * Red Sox are currently paying $2,525,287 per win (Astros are paying $717,467 a win) * Patriot nation is hunted 2. Championship Banner raised: * As suggested – banner doesn’t get raised until […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Sox Deflate Boston, as Does Pending Suspension

1. Deflate Gate: * Official Anderson said he has never seen balls disappear in his twenty year career. Hmm in the one game when balls are being watched more than ANY other game in NFL history he loses sight of them. Allowing McNally to leave the room with the footballs was part of the sting. […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: So Deflating…..

1. Deflategate: * If you were in Vegas and bet the first half of AFC Championship game – could you sue the NFL for conducting a sting operation and impacting the integrity of the game? * Tom Brady must go on the offensive – call out every QB that manipulates the footballs starting with self-confessed […]