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
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Will Middlebrooks

Red Sox third baseman, Will Middlebrooks was placed on the disabled list with a strained right calf. He joins fellow 2013 World Series Champion Red Sox teammate Shane Victorino on the DL. Victorino has a strained right hamstring. Pawtucket third baseman, Brock Holt was recalled to fulfill third baseman duties. Holt manned third base last year during the 2013 World Series Championship season.

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The World Champs are back in Boston to get their rings and take on the Brewers (Photo by Elsa/Getty)

After taking two of three from Baltimore to start the year, the Red Sox open up at Fenway park today at 2 pm against the Milwaukee Brewers. Jake Peavy (12-5, 4.17 ERA in 2013) will be making his first start of the year against Marco Estrada (7-4, 3.87 ERA in 2013). Before the game however, there is some reason for celebration. The Red Sox will be receiving their 2013 World Championship rings at 1 pm this afternoon during a pre-game ceremony.

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Xander Bogaerts

The Red Sox exciting week started at the White House, not during the first game of the season the day before where they faced the Baltimore Orioles, in the first of a three game series. The Sox lost the opener 2-1 despite valiant efforts by Grady Sizemore, who hit his first major league homerun since 2011. Sizemore solidified in Red Sox’ fan minds to be the man for us in centerfield. Jackie Bradley Jr., Sizemore’s competitor for the centerfield position, was assigned to Pawtucket only to be called up to the major league team two days later, to add bench depth with Shane Victorino placed on the 15-day disabled list for an injured right hamstring.

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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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Jim Christian (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Jim Christian, formerly of Ohio University, has been hired as the new head coach of Boston College’s men’s basketball program, replacing Steve Donahue, who was fired after four seasons at the helm, during which he accrued a 54-76 record and failed to reach the NCAA Tournament once.

The 49-year-old Christian was not among the names initially rumored to be candidates for the job, the most prominent of which was Harvard’s Tommy Amaker, who will stay with the Crimson for an eighth season. In a teleconference, BC Director of Athletics Brad Bates said that he “brings three remarkable traits to Boston College basketball.”

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David Ortiz snagged a precious selfie with President Barack Obama - and Samsung seems to have made it even more worth his while. (Photo courtesy of the Boston Globe)

If a regular, everyday picture is worth a thousand words, what is a #selfie of David Ortiz and POTUS Barack Obama worth? 2,000 words? 10,000 words? Several Bill Simmons mailbags? Mastercard priceless?

Well, maybe not exactly priceless. It seems as if Samsung might have had a little skin in the game after signing a deal with Ortiz and setting him loose with its Galaxy Note 3 when the Red Sox visited the White House as defending World Series champions. (And no, sadly Samsung did not have any deal with me for their product placement here.)

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