Eastern League All-Star Game 2015

This week, the Eastern League All-Star game was held by the Red Sox’ AA-affiliate Portland Sea Dogs (ME). I was fortunate enough to have had the privilege to go attend the game, and what a pleasure it was to watch the Eastern League’s best showcase their talents in front of a sold-out Hadlock Field.

The gates opened to the public at 3:00 for an eventful afternoon in Portland that included the first, planned Homerun Derby and a festive pregame introduction ceremony that allowed fans to greet the starters as they made their way down to the field from the sky-boxes. After the National Anthem, Blake Swihart threw out the ceremonial first pitch and, around 7:20, it was time to play ball. Continue reading Portland Hosts Eastern League All-Star Game, Ends in Unusual Fashion »

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

Your Guide to Baseball Betting

July 15, 2015 at 12:46pm in Now!

Why is Baseball the best sport to bet on?

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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 -Betts and Bogaerts

* No Red Sox is on pace to score 100 runs / or knock in 90 / or win 15 games / or throw 200 innings / or strike out 200 Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Won’t Lose the Next Three Days »

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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 feed his family and see what real people do.

* The first two Red Sox – Yankee games will exceed seven hours combined but the third one will be under three hours because it’s get away day for All Star break – Bahamas here they come.

* Paw Sox have lost eleven in a row with that loaded lineup and staff?

* Considering Panda and Hanley are making over $40mm and didn’t make the All Star game – shouldn’t they be contrite?
Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Tedious Yankee Series, Dino Second, Popsicle »

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Mike Napoli

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 World Series (wouldn’t that be an interesting bet)

* Carols Correa is looking like a young A-Rod (see below)

* Victorino played back to back games, leaving him just 2,630 games short of Cal Ripken’s streak

* I’m gonna say that sleep deprivation was not the cause of Napoli’s bad season last year

* This weekend’s absurd game times: 4:01 / 3:02 / 4:23

* We’ve said this before – when you’re making as much as Porcello and playing as bad – why not set up a foundation in which for every non quality start – that night’s pay goes to a local charity

* Holt, Pedroia, Betts and Bogaerts are hitting a combined .296 / Ortiz, Napoli and Craig are hitting .204 Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: USA Women, Red Sox Bore Astros into Submission »

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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 is hitting .211 and thrown out 23% of the runners (Leon has thrown out over 50%)

* Top three hitters Thursday night were 11-18 for the Sox

* Can the bottom of the Red Sox lineup be any worse athletes: Hanigan, Hanley, Panda, Ortiz, Napoli

2. Around baseball:

* Stephen Drew is hitting .171 over his last 501 at bats for which he has been paid $15mm

* A’s shortstop Marcus Semien is on a pace for 51 errors this year Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: 1812 Overture Rendition of the Top Ten »

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