Hahn appreciates dedication of Boston's law enforcement

CHICAGO -- As a Harvard Law school student, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn spent three years in Boston. He knows the area well but doesn't think this week's tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombings or the triumph in a city and country coming together in tracking down the two suspects was any more poignant for him than anyone else watching around the country.

"It's been mesmerizing to just about all of us. Certainly it was difficult to watch, difficult to digest and wrap your head around," Hahn said. "At the same time, it's nice now to sort of get to the point where you can show your appreciation for the bravery and the dedication of the civil service out there and the firefighters and the first responders and the police and the citizens of Boston. Hopefully, we can start getting back to a little normalcy here."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.