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Connelly’s Top Ten: James Mulry Dominates Sox, Going Into Hibernation

1. MISC:

1. Taking a month off see you at the end of Spring Training
2. Book 26.2 Miles to Boston will be out in the next week – if anyone wants a signed book let me know
3. Blanket Fund success – speakers were amazing: Dr. Oh great insight about his days with Dr. Andrews / Eric Cressey talking about his program and the importance of not specializing in one sport / Dr. Stern’s presentation on concussions was eye opening and compelling – thanks to everyone that helped keep the Blanket Fund helping others!

2. How about West Roxbury’s James Mulry striking out Big Papi and Pedroia back to back?

3. James Mulry’s strike out of Big Papi asks who has struck out Ortiz the most:

* Mike Mussina…….27
* Andy Pettitte……..18
* Roy Halladay………16
* CC Sabathia………..16
* Bartolo Colon……..16

4. Olympics:

Lets go back to the Olympics and what an utter failure it was for the United States in the real sports:
* Figure Skating – ZERO medals
* Speed skating – ZERO medals
* Hockey – one medal but was underachieving
* Alpine Skiing – five medals – not bad, but only two gold

5. Top Northeastern players:

In honor of James Mulry’s domination of two potential Hall of Famers – top Northeastern players in their history:
* Reggie Lewis
* Dan Ross
* Chris Nilan
* Sean Jones
* Carlos Pena

6. Mock Drafts:

* has the Celtics taking Julius Randle of Kentucky with the 4th and TJ Warren of NC State with the 17th
* NFL – most mock drafts have the Patriots taking Jace Amaro of Texas Tech

7. Amazing Stats:

Games with at least ten receptions
* Jerry Rice – 19 times in 332 games
* Wes Welker – 19 times in 168 games

8. Old School:

Sandy Koufax
* First six years – 36-40
* Next six years – 129-47

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

The Box Office gross for the nominees for Best Picture:
American Hustle………….$144mm
The Wolf of Wall Street..$113mm
Captain Phillips –……….. $106mm
12 Years a Slave –……….. $49mm
Philomena –………………… $33mm
Dallas Buyers Club –…….. $25mm
Her –…………………………… $24mm
Nebraska –…………………… $17mm

10. Randomocity

* I did say to trade Rondo last year before his over-rated game was apparent to all
* Oscars Sunday – amazing turn around by Matthew Mcconaughey from loser with bongos to Oscar
* Red Sox are tied with Yankees behind Tigers to win American League
* You realize that the Bruins were winning Game 6 with 1:20 seconds left
* No sitting president has ever attended the Boston Marathon
* How about Brady versus Manning head to head in match golf
* Why doesn’t Congress mandate that Billy Crystal host the Oscars every year?
* My favorite movies of the year – Jack the Giant Slayer and Philomena
* Listening to Doc Emerich do so well in Sochi with names reminded me of Johnny Most when the Celtics played Yugoslavia and he was calling guys the “Big Guy”
* Its possible that the Aaron Hernandez insanity is the worst story in sports history

About Michael

Lifelong Boston resident who finds equal enjoyment in celebrating the local team's success as I do complaining about their failures. I have been writing the Top Ten for the last decade as well as five sports books: 26 Miles to Boston, Rebound, The President's Team, The Great Book of Boston Sports Lists and NBA List Jam.



2 comments for “Connelly’s Top Ten: James Mulry Dominates Sox, Going Into Hibernation”

  1. Michael, this top ten of yours reminds me of Will McDonough’s Notes in the Sat Globe. Globe and their sports page went downhill after he passed.

    Good Luck with your book 26.2 miles to Boston. Purchased your “Presidents Team” over Christmas.

    Haven’t been able to get into the Olympics since our great 76 Boxing team and Cuba’s Teófilo Stevenson and our 80 hockey team.

    Haven’t seen one of those movies mentioned. You’d have to pay me to watch the Oscars. That said, really like Matthew Mcconaughey in “True Detective”.

    Enjoy hibernation!

    Posted by Margo Adams | February 28, 2014, 1:42 pm
  2. those box office numbers look kinda messed up… are they just domestic gross?

    enjoy the month off. look forward to all your “predictions” for the sox come the end of march!

    Posted by tronburger | February 28, 2014, 3:06 pm

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