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Neil Diamond fills Fenway Park with the sound of 'Sweet Caroline' on baseball's opening day

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As a born-and-bred Bronxite, it pained me to watch my Yankees squander an early-game lead over the Red Sox in yesterday’s opening day baseball game. Oh well. We have the whole rest of the season to remedy that.

One moment of consolation arrived when Neil Diamond showed up midway through the game to belt out “Sweet Caroline.” For unclear reasons, fans have made this song a sort of unofficial Red Sox anthem. Whatever; “Sweet Caroline” is a sweet jam. And Diamond is a hilariously hammy performer, making up in fist pumps what he’s lost in vocal range.

What did you think of Diamond’s performance at Fenway last night? Watch it again after the jump.