John Farrell continues to make bad decisions and the Red Sox should show him the door.

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I didn’t get the chance to blog about this on Patriots Day because I was at the Sox game. But I can’t post another thing until I do.

All kidding aside, putting away the Tom Brady fanboyism for a second and getting real with you, this moment was a pure good. Adrianne Haslet-Davis is the dancer who lost her leg in the Marathon bombing and, having never run the race before, did so Monday for no other reason than to stick it to the people who tried to ruin her life. And obviously failed.

With all due respect to the tens of thousands who ran Monday for tens of thousands different personal reasons, Adrianne was my favorite. And my hero. It’s not often Brady can stand in a picture with someone and be the second best athlete in it. But this is one of those times.

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Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Rays at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Brewers at Twins, 1:10 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Cubs at Cardinals, 8:15 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA playoffs: Celtics at Hawks, 7 p.m. (CSNNE, TNT)
NBA playoffs: Grizzlies at Spurs, 9:30 p.m. (TNT)
NHL playoffs: Penguins at Rangers, 7 p.m. (USA)
NHL playoffs: Lightning at Red Wings, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL playoffs: Ducks at Predators, 9:30 p.m. (USA)
NHL playoffs: Blues at Blackhawks, 9:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Soccer: Premier League, Manchester City at Newcastle United, 2:45 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft aren’t the only ones in the NFL who are friendly with Donald Trump. Bills coach Rex Ryan introduced the Republican presidential candidate Monday night at a rally in advance of Tuesday’s New York primary.

Ryan has not endorsed Trump, instead saying he is 100 percent behind New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who dropped out of the race and threw his support behind Trump.

Nonetheless, Ryan took the stage at a rally in downtown Buffalo that drew a crowd of about 10,000 people.

“There’s so many things I admire about Mr. Trump, but one thing I really admire about him is, you know what, he’ll say what’s on his mind,” Ryan told the crowd. “But so many times, you’ll see people, a lot of people want to say the same thing. But there’s a big difference. They don’t have the courage to say it. They all think it, but they don’t have the courage to say it.

“And Donald Trump certainly has the courage to say it, and that’s why I respect him. And you know what? So do the people of New York. This man, he’s one of the greatest businessmen, obviously, that we can ever remember. There’s no question about that.”

After being introduced, Trump made a misstatement about Ryan, saying the loud-mouthed coach “won championships in New York — the AFC, I think, twice.” In actuality Ryan led the Jets to two AFC championship games in his previous stop but lost both times.

Added Trump: “I’ve been watching, and I’ll tell you, you’re going to have a very, very good season this year, you watch. It’s going to be good, and it’s because you have a good coach, you really do. And he’s also a terrific guy. … I’m going to be rooting for the Buffalo Bills this year. Believe me.”

Trump was a candidate to buy the Bills in 2014, but he was outbid by Terry and Kim Pegula, who spent an NFL-record $1.4 billion. Trump said Monday that he “bid a billion,” and he praised the Pegulas as “great people.”

The Pegulas distanced themselves from Ryan’s appearance, saying in a statement: “The Bills organization does not endorse political candidates and so he is not representing the organization at [Monday’s] event.”

— Philadelphia fans, often cited as the worst behaved in the nation, added to their legacy Monday when they threw commemorative wristbands on the ice during the Flyers-Capitals game and caused their team to be assessed with a penalty.

The wristbands were distributed to fans to be used as part of a pregame light show on a night when the team paid tribute to owner Ed Snider, who died last week.

The Capitals started to pull away in the third period en route to a 6-1 rout, leaving the fans frustrated. When Flyers forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare was ejected for a hit from behind on Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov, the bracelets started flying and would not stop despite a warning from the public address announcer, who asked the crowd to “show some class.” One of the bracelets hit Orlov as he was receiving medical assistance on the Washington bench.

Fans cheered after the penalty was announced.

“I know they’re upset in that situation, but that can’t happen,” said Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds, who had raised his hands and pleaded with fans to stop, to no avail.

The Capitals lead the series 3-0 and can close it out Wednesday night in Philadelphia.

— In a decision released Monday, a federal appeals court upheld a $1 billion settlement between the NFL and former players to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits.

A district judge approved the revised settlement almost a year ago, but a small percentage of players appealed. Assuming there are no more appeals, players diagnosed with brain injuries could start receiving benefits within a few months, a plaintiffs’ attorney said.

“I couldn’t stress enough the urgency of getting this done,” attorney Christopher Seeger said.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On April 19, 1969, the Red Sox traded which 1968 All-Star to the Indians?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It’s probably just early morning. It’s just my body was not awake. I’ll do my best tomorrow.” — Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara, after being charged with four runs in just one-third of an inning in Monday’s 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays in the annual Patriots Day morning start

STAT OF THE DAY: 37 — Seconds by which Atsede Bayse trailed the women’s leaders almost 22 miles into Monday’s Boston Marathon before she rallied to win by 44 seconds

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): The Thunder celebrate Steven Adams’ lay-in at the buzzer, but after a review it is determined that it came a fraction of a second too late, giving the Mavericks a surprising win in Game 2 of their series.

With the Diamondbacks down to their last strike in the ninth inning against the Giants, Jake Lamb hits a game-tying home run in a game Arizona would go on to win in 11 innings.

A swarm of seagulls descend on San Francisco’s AT&T Park during Monday’s game.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Ken Harrelson

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Turtles co-founder Mark “Flo” Volman (in white shirt in this video) was born on this day in 1947.

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Jerry Spar
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