yes, it's now only 4 nights until the big Bruins @ Blackhawks game, and I thought I'd do 5 days of...I don't know, stuff that has to do with Boston. then I'll write some quasi-legitimate game preview, but for now...
part I: The Brothers Esposito!
recently I had to take two buses to get to one of the three Chicago public libraries open on a Sunday to pay overdue fines (can't pay online), and browsed the sports books while there so I could get something new to make it worth the hassle, and found this 1971 book, listed as by Phil Esposito and Tony Esposito with Tim Moriarty. it recounts the brothers' childhoods, Phil's time with the Black Hawks (spelled with two words back then) and Bruins, Tony's with the Canadiens and Hawks. so, I'll have photos I scanned from it every day this week. (probably not stories, the book is way overdue* and I don't have time to type them).
*ironically, I've racked up more fines on this book than the fines I went to pay that day. but surprisingly someone else has requested the book, so if I didn't read it now who knows when I could get it again.
part II: when I think of Boston, I think of: