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Connelly Top 10 – Red Sox Anemic – Spieth Good – Insurance Commercials

Connelly Top 10 – Red Sox Anemic – Spieth Good – Insurance Commercials

1.Red Sox

* Wow 2:13! I’ll take a loss for that game time

* Don’t look now but Porcello has 13 losses with 13 starts to go

* Who is this guy from the Angels Valbuena who did a bat flip on a line out to second and then hit a home run and took 29 seconds to get around the bases – (say something, Sandy Leon). By the way he is hitting .184 and his pimping every at bat.

* Hanley batting average by position he played: DH .286 / SS – .304 / 1b – .276 / 3b – .248 / left field – .246 / Pinch hitter – .220

* John Farrell is to Pete Rose as Steven Wright is to Ray Fosse

* Red Sox at the 100 game mark – 10 games over .500

* Chris Sale is already 26th all-time in most strike outs in Red Sox season with double digit starts remaining

 

2. British Open

* Amazing technology on the practice range with the scoreboard instantly providing the golfer’s distance, apex, spin rate, etc

* With the microphone on Jordan Spieth, he comes off as a whiny head case

* Has anyone won a major with 36% of fairways(4 of 14)  hit and 5 bogey’s on Sunday

* Was 4 over in the first 13 holes / 5 under on the last 5 holes

 

3. Around the MLB:

*Would you invest hundreds of millions of dollars in brats like Harper or Machado (hitting .240) or lock up Mookie Betts

* Saw a stat the other day that said the White Sox now have eight of the top 68 prospects – Red Sox have one – Jason Groome at #20 (Sporting News)

* Dodgers pitchers in July – 14-3 / 2.79 ERA / 161 K to 33 BB

* Padres pitcher Luis Perdomo has 4 hits in 24 at bats – three of those hits are triples

 

4. ESPN’s worst programming:

·         WNBA – (anyone watch the all-star game?)

·         Poker

·         Hot dog eating

·         Major League Soccer

·         There pathetic Sunday night baseball broadcast

 

5. Red Sox lefties galore – Chris Sale, David Price, Eduardo Rodriquez, Brian Johnson – reminds me of 1984 Red Sox with John Tudor, Bruce Hurst and Bobby Ojeda (37-31) – How about top lefties in Red Sox history:

1. Mel Parnell……………..123 wins

2. Chris Sale – yes already…13 wins

3. Jon Lester……………….110 wins

4. Bruce Hurst………………88 wins

5. Babe Ruth……………….89 wins

6. Lefty Grove…………….105 wins

4. Bill Lee………………….94 wins

 

6. People actually mulling Paul Pierce versus Larry Bird (hahaha – like this is even close):

MVP……………Bird – Three / Paul Pierce in the Top Ten in MVP voting once

Championships – Bird – Three / Paul Pierce One

Stats…………….Bird 24 pts – 10 rebounds – 6 assists //// Pierce 20 – 6 – 3

All NBA………..Bird 9 / Pierce 0

 

7. Amazing Stat – Tiger Woods hasn’t won a major in over nine years

 

8. Old School – As a team, the 1945 Red Sox only struck out 490 batters for the season – led by David Ferris with 94 strike outs (Last year’s Red Sox pitchers struck out 1,362 batters)            

 

9. Just a Little Bit Outside – Worst insurance ads:

1.      General – animated fat general is annoying

2.      Geico – I want someone to step on that Gecko

3.      Liberty Mutual in front of the Statue of Liberty

4.      Progressive with Flo

5.      All State with JK Simmons

10. Randomosity
* Saw Dunkirk – a complete miss – B- / really disappointed

* Tim Tebow on fire – no need for me to say he is a winner – its self-apparent

* Logan Airport overnight parking fee of $55 is obscene

* Nothing better than Sunday newspaper to gobble up every stat and fact in the box scores – except the Globe only providesFriday’s box scores – how could they provide up to date box scores in the 70’s but not in today’s technology?

* I would trade Isaiah Thomas and the Lakers pick for Kyrie Irving and the right to switch first round picks in 2020

* Dice K is 50th in Red Sox history in wins with 50.

Connelly Top 10 – Red Sox Anemic – Spieth Good – Insurance Commercials
2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Vermontk

    July 24, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Tim Tebow is hitting .220 with an OPS of .648 in A ball. Oops!
    http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=628297#/career/R/hitting/2017/ALL

  2. TimU

    July 24, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Agree on Logan. That’s outrageous.

    Lefty Grove led the AL in ERA four times as a Red Sox. He’s the best pitcher on that list by a country mile. Mel Parnell?!

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