Last night Neil Diamond appeared on the field at Citi Field to perform one of his iconic songs, Sweet Caroline, during a break in the MLB All-Star Game. Quite frankly, it was an abysmal live performance but it was a nod to the victims of the terror attacks up in Boston earlier this year so we will let it slide a little bit. The song has been a staple of the Fenway Park experience for a while now and somehow it became one of the regular tunes played at Beaver Stadium. Until November 2011, that is.
We don't need to dive back in to the history of why or how the song stopped being a part of the game day mix inside Beaver Stadium. A quick look at the lyrics for the game and the timing pretty much puts two and two together to get four. The official statement may want to suggest otherwise but we'll be real here and just move along.
Cory Giger, who covers Penn State for The Altoona Mirror, said today in a quick post that it is time to bring Sweet Caroline back to Beaver Stadium.
Watching Neil Diamond sing his classic song during Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game reinforced the notion that not playing "Sweet Caroline" during PSU games is just downright silly.
Giger also had this to say...no comments