Whether you love the annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast in South Boston or loathe it, it's a crucial ritual in the world of Massachusetts politics, offering valuable insights into what the men and women who represent us are thinking about. Of course, it also features a barrage jokes of varying quality, and can be a challenge to sit through in its entirety.

Which is where the Scrum comes in. WGBH News' Peter Kadzis and Adam Reilly took in this year's breakfast at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center--then sized up the proceedings as they were winding down, along with Lauren Dezenski of Politico Massachusetts and Gintautaus Dumcius of MassLive.com and the Springfield Republican. Think of it as your user's guide to what happened in Southie--and what didn't.