Sweet Caroline

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How a Song Will Help Boston

Neil Diamond donating this week's 'Sweet Caroline' sales

(Newser) - "Sweet Caroline," an unofficial anthem at Fenway Park for more than 10 years now, is way up in popularity in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. Sales of the song— sung by Diamond himself at the first Red Sox game after the attacks, and even played at... More »

Penn State: No More 'Sweet Caroline' at Games

But not because of 'touching me, touching you' lyrics, school says

(Newser) - When Penn State announced yesterday that Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" would no longer be played at its football games, speculation immediately centered around the song's lyrics, specifically the "touching me, touching you" bit. In light of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, that must be why... More »

Diamond Dilemma: Fenway's Sweet Caroline Fixation

Tradition just kinda started at Boston ballpark, DJ says

(Newser) - Where it began, he couldn’t begin to know, so Jonathan Elias of Boston’s WBZ-TV reached out to learn how Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline became an 8th-inning singalong tradition at the Red Sox’ Fenway Park. The not-as-cool-as-you-thought answer, per the ballpark’s DJ: “They started playing it... More »

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