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Where It Began: Team Debates Mask Rule for 'Sweet Caroline'

Videos of Panthers' victory celebrations raise concerns

(Newser) - Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said the team's coaches will be masked up for future victory celebrations in the locker room that include the singing of "Sweet Caroline." A decision on whether the players also must wear masks is under evaluation, the AP reports. The Panthers...

'Sweet Caroline' Has Appropriate New Lyrics

Neil Diamond sings about 'washing hands'

(Newser) - Neil Diamond wants everyone to sing along with him to "Sweet Caroline," but he's got some altered lyrics given the times. "Hands, washing hands," he sings in a newly posted video , per CNN . "Reaching out, don't touch me, I won't touch you....

Padres Pull a Fast One on Visiting Red Sox Fans

They got rickrolled during 'Sweet Caroline'

(Newser) - Yes, rickrolling is still a thing, and a memorable one took place Sunday during the game between the San Diego Padres and the visiting Boston Red Sox. Between innings, the stadium scoreboard pleased Boston fans by inviting everyone to sing along with the Red Sox fan favorite "Sweet Caroline,...

How a Song Will Help Boston
 How a Song Will Help Boston 

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...

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...

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...

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