The New York Yankees paid tribute to victims of the Boston Marathon bombings by playing the Fenway Park favorite "Sweet Caroline" at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night. The song has been featured at Boston Red Sox home games since 2002.
The Yankees played the Neil Diamond hit after the third inning against Arizona. Yankees fans sang along, and some people in the crowd wore Red Sox caps and jerseys.
Diamond himself took to Twitter to thank the Yankees.
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
A ribbon was shown on the scoreboard displaying the insignia of the Red Sox and Yankees and the words: "New York stands with Boston ... Pray for Boston."
There also was a pregame moment of silence.