Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Yankees Honor Boston

It was a great moment last night when the Yankees honored the people of Boston by playing Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" after the third inning, the Fenway Park tradition of its erstwhile rivals the BoSox.

The Bombers weren't the only team to do so -- has videos of seven other teams similarly showing their support -- but the historic antagonism between the two East Coast clubs put a different spin on the fans' reactions in the Bronx -- as amused by the irony as warm-heartedly empathetic to Bostonians.

In a more solemn acknowledgement of the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday (April 15), the stadium observed a moment of silence prior to the first inning. And a banner featuring the two teams' logos and the message "United We Stand" hung over the stadium throughout the game. 

The Yanks beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2.

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