Boston, Patriots, &c.

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Sigh. The Boston Bruins have forgotten how to play defense, in their first-round series in the NHL playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens. All they need to do is pick up the open men in their own zone, and this series never would have gotten to a Game 7, let alone a Game 6. Go Bruins. Die Canadiens.

So Monday at 11 a.m., in Boston, the Red Sox will host the New York Yankees at Fenway Park, in the final game of four-game series in the biggest rivalry in baseball. Then the Boston Marathon will take place. Then, at 7 p.m., the Boston Bruins will host the Montreal Canadiens, in the biggest rivalry in hockey. And the NFL Network will spend almost all day showing clips of the New England Patriots. Now this could be a Patriots Day* to remember.

* Patriots Day is a holiday celebrated in Massachusetts and Maine, commemorating The Shot Heard Round The World, on April 19, 1775 (remember your Longfellow -- "Listen my children and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, on the eighteenth of April in Seventy-five; hardly a man is now alive who remembers that famous day and year" -- and note that Revere rode the night before the Shot).

It is celebrated on a Monday, and this year, it happens to take place on the actual Patriots Day. Every Patriots Day, the Red Sox play a morning game followed by the Boston Marathon. If you don't live in the area, or care not for sports, you could celebrate by knocking back a Sam Adams or two.

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