Yankees honor Boston with ‘Sweet Caroline’ at Stadium

For a night, the tune of 'Sweet Caroline' blared over the Yankee Stadium loudspeakers. (Getty Images)
For a night, the tune of ‘Sweet Caroline’ blared over the Yankee Stadium loudspeakers. (Getty Images)

For a night, the most famed rivalry in sports was put on hold.

The Yankees honored the Red Sox and the city of Boston following Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon by playing Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” after the third inning of their Tuesday night game against the Diamondbacks. The Red Sox have a tradition of playing the song, written about President John F. Kennedy’s daughter, Caroline, in the middle of the eighth inning of each home game at Fenway Park.

The gesture by the Yankees was reminiscent of the Red Sox playing Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” during September 2001 home games following the 9/11 attacks on New York City.



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