Neil Diamond Sings “Sweet Caroline” at Fenway Park (Video)

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Last Wednesday, just two days after the Boston Marathon Bombing, Bruins fans encapsulated the strength of their city by coming together and singing the Star Spangled Banner in unison during the B’s first home game since the tragic act of terrorism.

On Saturday, it was Red Sox Nation’s chance to put Boston’s strength on display, and they did just that with the help of the city’s most beloved New Yorker, Neil Diamond.

Since 2002, Diamond’s hit song, “Sweet Caroline,” has been played in the middle of the eighth inning at Red Sox games, and on Saturday, during the Sox’s first home game since the Marathon Bombing, Diamond joined the fans at Fenway to sing a very inspired version of “Sweet Caroline.”

Check it out:

That was great, although, one can’t help but suggest that it may have been a better idea if they had avoided playing a version that included Diamond’s singing over the Fenway loudspeaker, while also having him sing the song in person over the microphone.

Regardless of that fact, the festivities seemed to give the Red Sox’s bats some extra juice, as Daniel Nava responded by treating the Fenway Faithful to the following:

That three-run shot from Nava would be the difference, as the Red Sox helped bring some joy back to their grief-stricken city by beating the Royals, 4-3.

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