In the wake of Monday’s Boston Marathon tragedy, many across the country and the world have reached out in support of the city of Boston. That support has gone far and wide, including some of the city’s most bitter sports rivals.
The New York Yankees have become the latest organization to lend their support to the grief-stricken city of Boston. The Yanks paid tribute to Boston in two ways Tuesday. First, there was a moment of silence prior to their game with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Second, Neil Diamond‘s “Sweet Caroline” was played following the third inning, in homage to the tradition of playing the same song at Fenway Park before the bottom of the eighth inning.
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The Yanks also posted a sign on Yankee Stadium’s outer wall that said “United We Stand” between a Yankees and Red Sox logo, as seen below.
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After the New York’s classy gesture, Diamond thanked the Yankees for their compassion.
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Watch the fans sing along to the classic Fenway tune in the video below, with a hat tip to Barstool Sports.