1. Red Sox:

* Should have traded Joe Kelly after three quality starts last September

* Mookie Betts showed me something Wednesday – he got buzzed over his head and came back and hit a home run – just like Yaz used to do.

* Bogaerts has a chance for 35 games with his simple swing

* Jackie Bradley will never have a streak over 13 games the rest of his career

* Red Sox in big trouble with their rotation

2. Longtime QBs:

Vinnie Testeverde and Drew Bledsoe combined for 90,844 yards of passing and 526 touchdowns and neither will make the Hall of Fame Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Shootouts – Betts, Best Westerns and Chicago »

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1. Red Sox:

* Price has only got into the eighth inning twice – we are approaching June

* I bet these were Vazquez’s worst back-to-back games defensively in his life

* Amazing how catchers’ visits to the mounds slow a game

* 4:07 minutes

* I don’t remember Price throwing from the set all game

* I said last week that Bogaerts would be fighting for battle title – when he adds 20-HR power he will be an MVP candidate

2. ’85 Lakers:

In the 1985 first round West series, the Lakers averaged 136 points a game against the Suns: Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Sox Win / Rob Ryan is a Bum / Respecting the Flag! »

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1. Red Sox:

* Sad JBJ lost the streak with two balls to the wall

* Has a team ever had two hitters with a 29-game hit streak and a 19-game hit streak at the same time?

* Red Sox scoring at least 8 runs in a game 15 times

* Red Sox have six of the top 18 hitters – Bradley, Xander, Ortiz, Pedroia, Hanley, Shaw

2. Since July 4th of last year – Buchholz vs. Jake Arrieta:

* Arrieta……23-1 / $5,416,000 Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: JBJ Ugh / Buchholz / Investments I Missed »

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1. Red Sox:

* Jackie Bradley hit streak now 27 games and a decent hand from the home crowd

* Red Sox have stolen 31 bases and only been caught 3 times

* Red Sox only have three sacrifice bunts this year

* Wright is on pace for 7 complete games

* in 44 games the Red Sox have only allowed 12 unearned runs

2. Ichiro:

Ichiro had four hits Saturday making his 46 shy of 3,000. Who led major leagues in four hit games:

* Rose….73 Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Bradley, Quint and 4-6-3 »

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1. Red Sox:

* The David Ortiz retirement scam goes up there with the Frank Abagnale from Catch Me if You Can – the PR campaign to start the $25mm discussion next year is absolutely brilliant. The media is falling over them selfs to convince Red Sox nation this is a good thing. Pathetic!

* Jackie Bradley 24 game hit streak – just think last year at this time other teams could have had the best outfielder in baseball for virtually nothing

* Amazing he has progressed so fast but Bogaerts will win a battle title in the next two years

* Christian Vazquez in 20 games – stolen bases against 5 caught 4

2. Patriots QBs:

Drew Bledsoe and Tom Brady have 19 of the top 20 passing years in Patriot history. Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Ortiz Scam, Rich Hill and Russia Kicking Sand in our Face »

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1. Red Sox:

* 24% of the season done / Sox on pace to win 102 games

* Surprised the Fenway crowd didn’t give Jackie Bradley a big hand for extending his hit streak to 21 games

* Rutledge has to break the perception he can’t play everyday in the majors hitting .317 after 101 Red Sox at bats.

* I know Hannigan had some hits but I hate watching him hit

* One of Ortiz’s top ten days Saturday to say the least (sidenote – as soon as they dumped the blue kool aid on him and the NESN “sportscaster” I knew that video would show up on Barstool)

* 3:40 on a gray Sunday – nap city

2. Yaz-Tiant:

Yaz hit five home runs off Luis Tiant Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Offensive Machine, John Hannah and Gronk »

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1. Only twenty Red Sox hitters have a career average over .300

.340’s – Ted Willilams

.330’s – Wade Boggs, Tris Speaker

320’s – Nomar, Runnels, Foxx

310’s – Manny, Pesky, Roy Johnson, Joe Harris, Reggie Jefferson

300’s – Cronin, Finney, Ferrell, Cramer, Mueller, Greenwell, Vaughn, Goodman, Lynn

* Pedroia and Dom Dimaggio at .299

2. Steph Curry became a multiple MVP winner in the NBA:

Where were all the multi winners drafted:

1st – Lebron, Duncan, Magic, Kareem Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox hitting, MVP in NBA, I Can’t Understand Bob Dylan »

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