The Yankees set aside their rivalry with the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, first putting a sign on Yankee Stadium with both teams' logos and a unity message, and later playing "Sweet Caroline," the Fenway Park anthem, during their game.
The gestures were a tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday.
The move won the approval of fans across the nation, including the song's writer, Neil Diamond.
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
Many Major League Baseball teams followed suit, including the Cubs, A's, Braves, and Marlins. The Indians, who hosted the Red Sox, also played the song.
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- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Gary Dzen, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Zuri Berry, Boston.com sports producer