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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 […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Holt Magic, Brady is Awesome, Exorcist Wicked Scary

1. Red Sox: * What’s going on with the birds behind home plate on the ground * I think if Travis Shaw gets hot at all you throw him in a package for someone * NESN should add a segment to their pregame show – called the Panda weigh in * Does Pedroia get moved […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: OJ, Poland Speech and Noxzema

1.Red Sox: * Sorry – not gonna stay up for the classic Red Sox vs. Yankees Sunday four-hour special * As Mookie gets off to one of the great starts in Red Sox history – isn’t it time to give him a new number – 50 doesn’t work * Xander hitting .162 in July so […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Dombroski, Emmy’s, France and Political Correctness

1. Red Sox: Dombroski was off to a bad start but is hot * I love Dombroski’s moves – he acquired Ziegler, Hill (is going to kill it in Boston) and Pomeranz for Espinoza (#3 prospect), Almonte, Basabe, Wilkerson, Rijo * Signed first round pick Groome 2. Celtics: * I love the Westbrook talk and […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: All Star Break, 1979 Sox Triple Up, Viking Chant

1. Red Sox: * The averages of the Red Sox lineup on Sunday: .303 / .305 / .331 / .334 / .299 / .333 / .271 / .324 / .453 * Jackie Bradley on pace for 17 outfield assists – Dwight Evans most ever was 15 * The two pitchers Sunday combined for 55 pitches […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Theo, Bruins Old Timers, Hull High School

1. Red Sox: * Christian Vazquez will be captain of this team within two years * Any fan who was still at the game in the 9th on Saturday night supporting the Red Sox down 19 runs should lose their right to drive * Mookie Betts has the quickest hands I’ve ever seen at the […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Happy Birthday Boots!

1. Most runs scored by a pair of Red Sox in a season: * 262 in 2016 – Bogaerts and Betts (projected) * 260 in 1938 – Foxx and Vosmik * 252 in 1941 – Williams and DiMaggio 2. Lebron: Lebron can’t crack the top five in basketball

Connelly’s Top Ten – Local Sports in a Slump – Teams, Former Players, Draft, Suspensions, You name it!

1. Red Sox stuff: * Red Sox by month – April 14-10 / May 16-10 / June 9-14 * Steven Wright has to win two of next three to make the All Star game * John Farrell is 22nd in Red Sox manager history in win percentage * Would you trade Jackie Bradley and Blake […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Draft Disaster, Best Record Doesn’t Work, Red Sox Better be Careful with Gatorade

1. Celtics Draft: * A disaster – the picks from New Jersey turn out to be the most overblow coup in local sports history (next to Rusney Castillo of course) * NBA Draftnet.com had the Celtics #3 #16 #23 ranked respectively 9 / 29 / 16 * They at best have added three wins to […]