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 adjusted

* 65% of the remaining games on the road (41 of 63)

* No Excuse – Red Sox have nine of the top 109 paid players in the sport including – Sandoval, Buchholz, Rusney Castillo

* As I’m fast forwarding through the three and half hour games and I see no one has left Fenway – I wonder – don’t these people work

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

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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 bomb the home plate umpire but Dave O’Brien has to do an Irving Fuel promo
  • Red Sox bullpen hurt this year – Kimbrel, Tazawa, Carson Smith, Uehara, Kelly
  • David Price and Pablo Sandoval have 11 combined at bats with 0 hits and 8 strikeouts ($52mm a year)

2. Second basemen:

The height of the best second baseman to play the game (other than Ryne Sandberg) Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: David OverPriced, Sunday Bird, Complete Games (Or Not) »

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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 in the offseason? Holt, Moncada make it crowded there

* Red Sox record when Holt gets more than one at bat 23-9 (without 31-30)

2. Righties vs Lefties:

So far in major leagues – surprisingly – righty pitchers are more effective than lefties: Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Holt Magic, Brady is Awesome, Exorcist Wicked Scary »

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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 far – still has chance for batting title

* Sandy Leon’s is 27-59 so far for .458 average / Ted Williams was 20 for his first 59 when he hit .406

* Ortiz has 57 extra base hits to 44 strikeouts

2. Brady:

I’m gonna say that the Tom Brady suspension is the worst loss in Boston sports history – worse than: Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: OJ, Poland Speech and Noxzema »

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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 I would give up Bradley and Crowder for one year in a second Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Dombroski, Emmy’s, France and Political Correctness »

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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 in the first inning

* Red Sox pitchers threw first pitch strikes Sunday to 22-32 hitters

* How long before Robbie Ross gets hurt trying to catch home runs in the bullpen?

* Red Sox finished first half on a good note / bad news 44 of the remaining 75 games are on the road Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: All Star Break, 1979 Sox Triple Up, Viking Chant »

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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 plate

* Heard Jackie Bradley say the All Stars was special because of all the adversity he faced in his life – son of a major leaguer who was a stud from Little League on up – he doesn’t know what adversity is

2. Theo Epstein All Star game:

Responsible for the following players… Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Theo, Bruins Old Timers, Hull High School »

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