// Top Ten

Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Can’t Bunt, Brady Scares New England, Decorated War Vets Come to Boston

1. Red Sox: * De Arza not getting a bunt down in the 9th led directly to a loss – I hope Lovullo goes Herb Brooks on the team and has them practicing bunting until the lights go out * Red Sox are 14-11 when Hanley doesn’t play * Watching the ball roll under Rusney’s […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots 3rd Game, Trades, 9/11 Fallout

1. Red Sox: * How bummed is John Farrell to see the change in Red Sox spirit? Sunday Globe headline : Lovullo bringing renewed energy to team * Hanley under .250 * Panda, Hanley and Bogaerts strike outs to walks: 64-230 * Tony Massarrotti was presenting the idea that Jackie Bradley has visited the pharmacist […]

Connelly’s Top Ten – Trades, Video-gate and Oreo’s

1. Red Sox: * Joe Kelley moustache makes him look like Snidely Whiplash from Dudley Do Right * Speaking of Kelley – he’s so funny arguing with the coaches for taking him out of the game with an ERA over 5.30 * Can you imagine Jackie Bradley, Christian Vazquez and Iglesias in the line up […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Wendell Kim back from dead?

1. Red Sox: * Third base coach Brian Butterfield is lucky this is Pink Hat nation – how many times this year have I said that his judgment would have him fired from a little league team. Sending Ortiz when he wasn’t even at third in the 9th when the left fielder had the ball […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Channel 4 Producer, Boyce, Cherington and Goodell

1. Red Sox: * Should have traded Buchholz before injury and Uehara before his injury * Hanley Ramirez on pace to play 138 games this season or 85% of the season – games played the last five seasons: 92 / 157 / 128 / 97 * Hanley first 82 at bats – 10 home runs […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Pitching, Bonnie and Clyde, Frank Gifford

1. Red Sox: * From MLB Network – Red Sox pitching has given up at least 7 runs in a game 32 times * Ortiz is hot and hitting the ball long – things that make me go hmmmm * I saw Hanley Ramirez run hard down to first Friday night and that noteworthy because […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Someone Get Felger a Towel

1. Red Sox: * I don’ think I have ever seen Craig Breslow have a clean outing * Wait to next year when infielders have to throw to Hanley at first (they will need netting behind first base) * People wonder what David Ortiz would do in Yankee Stadium with the short right field porch […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox, Farfalle and Complete Games

1. Red Sox: * Third baseman Travis Shaw had as many home runs Saturday as the Panda has had in 39 games – Not bad for $500,000 vs. $20,000,000 * Can’t tell me there weren’t some high fives in the front office this weekend with Luchinno giving his notice * How bad are the $180,000,000 […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: RIP Cecil the Lion

1. Cowardly Lion – Red Sox: * White Sox scored 13 first inning runs in this series * Why not to bet reason #6,421,343 – Steven Wright and the Red Sox beat Chris Sale * Is it true that Panda Sandoval went first to third and had to take himself out of the game for […]

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: 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 […]