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Connelly’s Top Ten: Jimmy G in the house, Team Overcomes Fumbles, 9/11

1. Patriots: MISC One of the big regular season wins in Belichick era Conceivably the Patriots were missing five of their top six offensive players – No Brady, Gronk, Lewis, Solder, Vollmer / on the road / against the NFC favorite / And a couple of calls went against them – and still win Handed […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Let the Games Begin!

1. Red Sox – Pedroia: 27 for his last 51 (.529) over last 12 games – insane 10 multi hit games out of 12 43 for his last 94 (.457) over his last 22 games – insane 2. Patriots Predict score of 24-13, Arizona (Chandler Jones is huge in September – as long as he […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Almost No Hitter, Ninkovich Somehow Turned into Athlete, Hillary’s Phones

1. Red Sox: * I hope not a sign of things to come but Moncada was on the field two minutes and disobeyed a coach running through the stop sign at third base (error and picked off on Sunday) * Sandy Leon is on pace to hit over .350 this year – its only been […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Brady in the Corner, Moncada, ESPN Health

1. Red Sox: *I’m predicting sometime in late October, early November, you will hear report that Steven Wright has gone in for shoulder surgery from injury that happened running the bases * Amazing how many swing and misses Jackie Bradley ahs * Let the Moncada era begin (Shaw had his chance) * Red  Sox have […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Brady Being Poked, Pink Hats Strike Again, Stand Up!

1.Red Sox * I give up on Red Sox crowd – COULDN’T believe what my eyes were seeing – Pedroia going for the baseball record of 12 hits in 12 at bats and only one person standing and no applause after – you can’t say Fenway fans have a high baseball IQ * Red Sox […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Sox Managers Worse Than Farrell, Loaded 1966 All-Star Team, Brady-Belichick’s ‘Feud’

1. Red Sox: * John Farrell has no feel for his starters – either takes them out too early or too late – * Ortiz is starting to think about career extra base hit numbers – saw him hustle out two doubles this week * Top four hitters in the line up are hitting: .310 […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Wright Should Sue Farrell, Pedro Silly, Swordfish – What’s Up?

1. Red Sox: * Amazing Ortiz’s strikeout to BB numbers – 63 to 65 * Leon has 22 extra base hits in 145 at bats – project that over 600 at bats – that’s 93 * Leon has grounded into one double play in 141 at bats / Ortiz 18 in 398 at bats or one […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Farrell Does it Again, Tazawa meet John Wasdin, Brady a Good Draft Pick

1. Red Sox: * John Farrell does it again – pushes wrong button – how many losses have been a function of his decision making * Look how many pitchers come to Boston to play for the pitching “guru” Farrell and actually get worse – Price, Kelley, Pomeranz * Dombrowski gave up gems for the […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Pink Hats Don’t Know Game, Mookie Insane, Rio and Duck

1. Red Sox: * What happened to the Fenway crowd – they get more excited for Sweet Caroline than Mookie? 3 dingers – no curtain call / no standing for his 5th at bat? * A Holt sandwich – Holt was 0-6 – while Pedroia and Betts combined for 9-12 / 10 RBI * The […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Farrell Torching Season, Jimmy G – Ugh, Lefties and Kimbrel

1.Red Sox: Back to back games Farrell pulled out the starter too early – never mind pinch running the other starter and getting him hurt Sandoval three hit games – 3 in 127 games / Bennitendi three hit games 2 in first six games David Price the guy that juiced and then signed and didn’t […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Sportswriters Out of Luck, Yankees Downsizing, Bugs Bunny

1. Red Sox Price not worth the Price Everytime I watch Tazawa pitch he is getting ripped but his ERA remains adequate – he threw up some cookies Pedroia is on pace to hit into 30 double plays Can’t believe Dodger Stadium is the third oldest park in baseball Would you trade, as suggested in […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Top Sports Moments, Ruben Kinkaid and Celtic Scoring

1. Red Sox pitchers rank by starts: * Wright – team record during starts – 13-7 * Price – team record during starts – 11-12 * Porcello – team record during starts – 16-6 2. Draft position of the Patriots leading passer, rusher and receiver during Super Bowl seasons: 2014 –   199 /  undrafted / […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Deja Vu in Anaheim, Germans Blowing up Jersey, Patriot Fanatics

1. Red Sox: * That’s as exciting as it gets – gotta be longest ball Pedroia has hit * I know that they won but insane that Leon didn’t pinch hit for Hannigan – they have a 227-point differential in average * Bogaerts has as good as balance as anyone I’ve seen other than Manny […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Sox Done / Celtics 50 Wins – One Playoff Round / Belichick Contract Extension

1. Red Sox: *I like the crowd camera shots from NESN * I heard Pedro say the other day that David Price needs a season to get acclimated. So we already bought in that the back end of the contract would be money thrown away – now for $31mm you need a season to get […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: David OverPriced, Sunday Bird, Complete Games (Or Not)

1. Red Sox:  Brad Ziegler so far – 6 innings / 0 runs / 1 hit / 6 K – 0 BB Not a great weekend for Brock Holt – 2-11 with 4 K and was a butcher in the outfield Ton of during-game commercial spots on NESN right now – I’m watching Porcello F […]