1. In 2001, Barry Bonds hit 73 home runs in 476 at bats – one every 6.52 at bates

2. Sid Luckman in 1943 threw 28 touchdown passes on 110 passes

3. The 1983-1984 Edmonton Oilers scored 36 short handed goals – Gretzky had 12 Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Stats, Slow Cars and Other Thoughts »

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Was Yankees starter Michael Pineda using pine tar in his pitching hand while facing the Red Sox Thursday night? Well, that’s what users on Twitter and Facebook think.

I’ll let you be the judge:

The goop.

The goop.

Pine tar?

Pine tar?


What do you think? Continue reading Michael Pineda Using Pine Tar or Goop Against Red Sox? »

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Clay Buchholz

1. Red Sox:

* Every hitter in the Red Sox starting nine was 1-4 Sunday except Ross who was 0-3
* Jon Lester on a pace to go 0-32 – he must be grumpy
* 4% of the season over on a pace to
* Red Sox and their opponents so far – 92 strikeouts to 25 walks – that’s crazy
* Jackie Bradley now has 103 at bats in the majors and a .194 average
* Johnny Gomes 8 strike outs in 18 at bats
* Clay Buchholz 13 hits in 4.1 innings Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Back, Emmy’s and Oscars, Fighting Henry’s »

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1. Red Sox stuff

* Biggest day tomorrow is for Dr. Charles Steinberg – never mind the players
* Uehara has thrown 20 strikes out of 26 pitches so far
* On a pace to win 108 games
* Jackie Bradley got two hits – trade him tonight
* Johnny Gomes was 1 for 4 with two strike outs but they won so he will tell the media they win with in the lineup even though he stunk

2. Boston Marathon stuff:

Athletes from 25 separate countries have won in Boston – American men haven’t won since 1983 / women haven’t won since 1985 Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Take Me Out to the Ballgame »

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As the new Official Burger of the Boston Red Sox, Tasty Burger is offering 2,014 free burgers at its new Fenway Park location. (Photo courtesy of the Boston Herald)

It’s a little late for lunch, but if you still need to grab a bite to eat, it seems Fenway Park is the place to be. Tasty Burger is handing out 2,014 free burgers up until 3pm today in honor of its new location at Fenway Park.

If you can’t make it for Thursday’s free burgers, don’t fret too much; now that Tasty Burger is the Official Burger of the Boston Red Sox, you can find them on the third base deck all season long.

Continue reading 2,014 Tasty Burgers Could Be Yours for Free »

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2014 MLB Expert Picks

March 31, 2014 at 6:46pm in Featured, MLB, Now!, Opinion, Red Sox
This year's season kicks off a week early in Australia with the Dodgers and, appropriately, the Diamondbacks. (abc.net.au)

The MLB season is now underway, and with plenty of big signings, trades and new contracts, it should be a great season. And we’re here to bring you our writers’ predictions for how the season will turn out. After a surprise championship season, the Red Sox aren’t as under the radar to begin this year, though the Tigers and Rays look to give them some stiff competition. The Dodgers are the only team unanimously picked to win a division, but what seed that will get them is a matter of disagreement. After a rough season for the Upton brothers, the Braves are down, but not necessarily out. There’s a good amount of variety in our picks, so anyone could win.

Scoring for the picks is as follows:

  • Correctly guessing a team to make the playoffs is worth one point, or two points instead for correctly guessing a division winner.
  • Correctly guessing the #1 seed in each league is worth five points, then four points for correctly guessing the #2 seed, and so on.
  • Correctly guessing which #1 seed will finish with the best record in the majors is worth two points.
  • In the event any of us finish tied, the first tiebreaker will be picking the team that finishes with MLB’s worst record. The next tiebreaker is MLB’s second-worst record, then third worst, then the most teams in the worst three in any order, and finally lowest combined record of all three picks.

And with that, all that’s left is to check out the picks. So check below, and feel free to comment with your choices. And check back once the regular season concludes to see how everyone did. Continue reading 2014 MLB Expert Picks »

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Some of the “This is SportsCenter” ads have been funny over the years. Here’s another example, with baseball’s true Opening Day on Monday.

This one features Pirates star Andrew McCutchen and a group of pirate mascots pirating an ESPN meeting:

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