In light of the tragic events in Boston on Monday, the Yankees played Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline in Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night between the third and fourth innings of their game against Arizona.
As many know, singing Sweet Caroline is a Fenway Park tradition. Watch:
Classy move by the Yankees to show this kind of camaraderie to their on-field rivals. As it turns out, Neil Diamond himself was most pleased ...
Thank you NY Yankees for playing 'Sweet Caroline' for the people of Boston. You scored a home run in my heart. With respect, Neil #OneBoston— Neil Diamond (@NeilDiamond) April 17, 2013
Not only that, check out the upper right banner from this picture (click on the picture to see full-size version):
Earlier on Tuesday, the Yankees issued the following statement:
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and the families who were affected by the bombings and our respect and admiration go out to the police, medical personnel and first responders who acted so heroically. We stand united with the participants, volunteers, staff and spectators of the Boston Marathon and the people of Boston.
“While we do not comment on safety and security measures at Yankee Stadium, this has always been our top priority and the public can be assured we are working with all levels of law enforcement and our own security personnel to ensure a safe environment.”
There was also a moment of silence prior to first pitch, and here's what appeared on the Yankee Stadium scoreboard:
The highlight, of course, was the blaring of Sweet Caroline. Well done, Yankees.