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Yankees to play “Sweet Caroline” as a tribute to Boston tonight

Apr 16, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

When there’s not much you can do, it doesn’t take much to do something which means a lot. And to many this means an awful lot:

This is nice too:

  1. Rich Peters - Apr 16, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Reblogged this on Rich Peters @Tricky_Roma.

  2. townballblog - Apr 16, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Thank you, New York.

  3. swmocardsfan - Apr 16, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Have never been a Yanks fan…but this is a true classy move. Hats off to the Yankees organization.

  4. cur68 - Apr 16, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Now that’s cool. Hat tip to the NYY.

  5. theskinsman - Apr 16, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Very classy gesture.Thanks,Yankees!

  6. whiteknightblackheart - Apr 16, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Boston and New York are like bickering siblings, but heaven help whoever is dumb enough to mess with either one. This is a class move, much like Fenway showed class on 9/11 by playing “New York, New York.” Everyone is a Boston fan tonight.

  7. pisano - Apr 16, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Amen, to all the post above.

  8. ienjoysensi - Apr 16, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    I’m sure this means a lot from the suffering victims of these horrific crimes . Some things in life are bigger then sports . And this is one of them . Rip to the victims . Rooting for the Yankees for the first time in my life tonight . Respect .

  9. ajg314 - Apr 16, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    All rivalries get put aside. Today I stand with Boston.

  10. randygnyc - Apr 16, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Boston and their citizens are all that really matters at this time. Prayers for recovery, relief and justice.

  11. scrock25 - Apr 16, 2013 at 6:31 PM


  12. sgtr0c - Apr 16, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    No dog in rivalrie, but good job, Yankees, well done.

  13. soxfan34110 - Apr 16, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Very classy move Yankees. You have our respect.

  14. indaburg - Apr 16, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    Under normal circumstances, I root with great fervor against both teams. Tonight, I’ll be rooting for both.

  15. mudcat9 - Apr 16, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    It’s a nice gesture but a large donation to the Red Cross would be better.

    • forsch31 - Apr 16, 2013 at 10:43 PM

      Right, even though the Red Cross has already said they don’t need donations right now.

      • 18thstreet - Apr 17, 2013 at 7:21 AM

        They don’t need blood right now. But blood spoils. And money doesn’t. So if anyone is considering a donation, the time is always right.

  16. bluepower77 - Apr 16, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    as a lifelong Yankee fan new Yorker who worked at ground zero the first three days, who use to hate the red sox til they played new York new York I’ll never forget the love I had for Bostonians n still do, I know ur pain n send my love to all n the red sox no matter how much we fight in truth no one loves u more than new yorkers go sox!!! n hang in there Boston

  17. steel6curtain - Apr 16, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    all class Yankees, very well played.

    go sox!

  18. dowhatifeellike - Apr 16, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    I appreciate the sentiment but Jesus, what an awful song.

  19. yankeesgameday - Apr 16, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    This was a great idea, but shockingly New Yorkers don’t know the words to Sweet Caroline, no one seemed into singing it and they cut the song off early to start the top of the 4th. As a tribute that was very underwhelming. Good idea, bad job by the fans for not doing their part.

  20. belichickrulz - Apr 16, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    A sincere thank you to the New York Yankees from this native Bostonian & lifelong Red Sox fan. This means a lot to us!

  21. mybrunoblog - Apr 16, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    YES Network did not go to commercial but stayed live throughout the middle inning for the tribute song. Well done by them.

  22. addictedzone - Apr 16, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    As did Cleveland, and Miami that I know of.

  23. bigwaveseeker - Apr 16, 2013 at 10:41 PM


  24. 8man - Apr 17, 2013 at 6:37 AM

    A simple yet thoughtful gesture from a team in a city that knows the pain to a city feeling the pain. Well done, Yankees.

  25. nbjays - Apr 17, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Saw this on Sportscenter last night and was impressed by this classy gesture by the Yankees. The best part was the whole crowd singing along, just like the crowd does at Fenway. Just goes to show that even Evil Empires are not all bad :-)

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