A few random thoughts while I wonder what Patriots will be on hand at the Red Sox game today...
- Always a great day when the Red Sox kick off the season at The Fens. Too bad the weather is going to mostly stink.
- The Patriots' brass of Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and Robert Kraft are expected to not attend the festivities ... not a big deal but it will be made one.
- However, if there was one ring ceremony you wanted Belichick to attend, it would be this one. Alex Cora could use a little face time with The Hoodie to figure out how he gets his team to sustain success year after year after year.
- Cora and Belichick couldn't be more different in this regard. Cora can't stop referencing last year; Belichick stops talking about the previous season after the duck boats. That can be slightly annoying as a media member, but you can't ever knock the results.
- If this early season malaise continues, Cora is going to have to start channeling his inner Belichick.
- But, starting anew at home gives the season a fresh feel.
- All the important stuff you need to know about Bruins-Leafs from Conor.
- The Patriots always love a good draft bargain, and these are available this year. Hit and miss track record.
Time to hit the links
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2:05 p.m.: MLB — Blue Jays at Red Sox, ESPN/NESN (McAdam)
7 p.m.: NBA — Celtics at Wizards (TNT/NBCSB)
8:10 p.m.: MLB — Yankees at Astros (ESPN)
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