Talking Baseball: NY Yankees pay tribute to Boston

Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

One of the oldest rivalries in baseball gave way to the fraternity of baseball fans and Americans coming together last night when the New York Yankees played the Boston Red Sox 3rd inning stretch song, "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond, during the 3rd inning of last night's Arizona Diamondbacks v. New York Yankees game. This is something I never thought I would see (and may never see again). Yankees extend support to Boston:

UnitedWeStandTo honor Boston, the New York Yankees played the Fenway Park traditional song, "Sweet Caroline," following the third inning of Tuesday night's game at Yankee Stadium.

Prior to the game, the Yankees held a moment of silence to honor the victims of the explosions during Monday's Boston Marathon.

"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," the Yankees said in a statement. "We stand united with the participants, volunteers, staff and spectators of the Boston Marathon and the people of Boston."

After the Yankees played the song, Neil Diamond tweeted: "Thank you NY Yankees for playing 'Sweet Caroline' for the people of Boston. You scored a home run in my heart."

Prior to the game, on an outside video board, the Yankees had their logo and the Red Sox emblem with the words, "United We Stand."

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Video from SkyNews below the fold.

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