It seems Davidson College has adapted “Sweet Caroline” as its theme song during its surprising run to the NCAA Sweet 16. Apparently the Oakland A’s have too since it boomed over the loudspeakers at the Tokyo Dome this past week, when the "home team" A’s “hosted” the Red Sox in the first two games of the regular season.
According to the Charlotte Observer:
Indeed, the song has been at the center of turning points in Davidson's first two tournament games.
"It came on at the Sunday game versus Georgetown right when we were tied, and it was by the far the best moment of the game besides Stephen Curry's four-point play," said Ashley Semble, a Davidson junior who was at the game in Raleigh.
"Sweet Caroline," which became a hit for Diamond after its release in 1969, has been adopted as a rallying cry by a number of college and professional sports teams -- most notably the Boston Red Sox.
But right now, Davidson fans feel like the song belongs to them.
It’s our gift to you. Feel free to keep it. No, really. Please.