The Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees rivalry is one of the most storied rivalries in all of sports. But while the Red Sox are on a brief three-game road swing against the Cleveland Indians, the Yankees are saluting their bitter rival in the wake of Monday’s terrorist bombing at the Boston Marathon.
As a tribute to the victims, the Yankees will play Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” at the end of the third inning of Tuesday’s contest. The song has been traditionally played during the bottom of the eighth inning at Red Sox home games at Fenway Park since the 1990s.
Electronic signs posted on the outside of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx also feature the clubs’ two logos, with the text “United We Stand.”
The Yankees face the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight, while the Red Sox return home Friday night to face the Kansas City Royals.