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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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Brandon Spike, Former New England Patriot

Two games that the Patriots now have circled on their calendars are the games against the Buffalo Bills. Former Patriot linebacker, Brandon Spikes, had a few things to say about his old team on Twitter.

First he Tweeted, “Great games on the schedule for 2014, but it’s going to be like Christmas to had the #Patriots #PatriotsNation a L…twice! #BILLSMAFIA.”

He added…

“it’s like icing on my cake to hand the #Patriots two big L’s this year. #Justwatch.”

Then he Tweeted but then deleted “4 years a slave,” comparing his four years with the Patriots organization to slavery. Continue reading Brandon Spikes Says Time with Patriots ’4 years a slave’ »

Dennis Seidenberg injured (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff).

Seidenberg Eyeing Playoff Return

Great news out of Boston earlier this week as Claude Julien confirmed that Dennis Seidenberg skated on Tuesday for the first time since December 27. He suffered an ACL and MCL injury against Ottowa and was immediately ruled out for the rest of the season.

It was a stunning blow to the Bruins “D” corps, who were tried and tested to fill the gap he left. The bottom line was this: they weren’t going to be able to get a defenseman at the trade deadline who can do what he does night in and night out for that cap hit. Instead, Julien stressed that the group as a whole would have to step up in his absence, and it’s worked out nicely. Johnny Boychuk has especially taken a bigger role with 44 gone and his great play hasn’t gone unnoticed by B’s fans. Continue reading Dennis Seidenberg Skates; Adam McQuaid Finished as a Bruin? »

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Spurs vs Pacers: Week 22's prediction for the NBA Finals

Just one week remains in the season, but plenty is left to decide. The top seed in the East is still a tossup. The last spots in each conference are still alive. Middle seeding could still get jumbled up. There may be favorites to win, but a lot of teams will make a strong bid to pull off some upsets, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Thursday, April 10, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 22 »

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Red Sox vs Yankees Preview

April 10, 2014 at 12:49pm in Featured, Red Sox, Top Story
Jacoby Ellsubry

Red Sox vs Yankees Preview

The Boston Red Sox (4-5) and the New York Yankees (4-5), commonly referred to as the greatest rivalry in baseball, will meet tonight in New York for the first time in the 2014 season. The Red Sox are coming off a big comeback win against the Texas Rangers and the Yankees are looking to stop a 2 game skid. Last year held very different stories for these two historic franchises. The Red Sox, of course, went from the worst team in 2012 to World Series champions in 2013. The Yankees, on the other hand, are coming off a poor season missing the playoffs for only the second time in nineteen years. Continue reading Red Sox vs Yankees Preview »

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Patrice Bergeron (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

All season long, there has been a lot of dialogue and discourse about how the Western Conference is a lot stronger than the East. Analysts heralded that the teams in the West were better, the game was faster, and the stats guys backed it up.

As it stands now, seven of the top ten teams in the standings are from the West, and five of the bottom six teams are from the East. This makes the West, statistically speaking, much deeper and more competitive. Indeed, most NHL experts will tell you that they favor a team from the West to win it all, such as the Ducks or the Blues.

Fret not, Bruins fans. I’ve been digging up some research and reading reports, and I’m here to tell you right now that not only should you not fear the West, you shouldn’t fear any team in hockey. I”m going to take a systematic look at the six powerhouse teams in the West and tell you why the Black and Gold could and indeed should beat them.

Continue reading How the NHL’s Western Conference Will be Won »

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