CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked Monday if the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon may have had anything to do with Patriots' Day, a Massachusetts state holiday in observance of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, though he did emphasize the need to be cautious and not "overly speculate":
WOLF BLITZER: One intriguing notion, one intriguing thought here, and I'm curious, Mike, I'll ask Matt to weigh in as well. It is a state holiday, in addition to the Boston Marathon. It is a state holiday in Massachusetts today, called Patriots' Day. And who knows if that had anything at all to do with these twin explosions?
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REPORTER: There's always a possibility. Especially with it deemed Patriots' Day there in Boston, Wolf. You never know. I've learned — I've learned to say never to say never when it comes to incidents like this happening on any anniversaries, on any days like this, Patriots' Day, but, again, we still do not know the source of these explosions, Wolf.
BLITZER: Yeah, we don't know the source. We want to be cautious. We don't want to overly speculate on what happened near the end of the Boston Marathon. Earlier, the Boston Red Sox, they had a game in Boston today, they beat Tampa Bay elsewhere in Boston over at Fenway Park.