Actually, I should say that most baseball teams (if not all) and fans were class acts last night, as moments of silence were held in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing at ballparks across the country. More specifically, a number of parks played “Sweet Caroline” as well, as the song, of course, is a staple of Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park tradition.
But because sports fans can be such overzealous a-holes sometimes thanks to heated rivalries, it’s especially sweet to see that New York Yankees fans paid their respect to their bitter adversaries in Beantown by playing the song and singing along. Leave it to the one thing that makes people act the most insane to help bring us a little closer to normalcy.
Additionally, Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Ben Revere paid his own tribute on Monday night, just hours after the horrific events took place, with the message “Pray for Boston” taped to his glove. Whether or not that gave him a little help from above or beyond will be left to the believers of the supernatural to debate, but this catch against the Cincinnati Reds is still one of the most ridiculous baseball plays I will ever see in my life.