Singing Neil Diamond at Fenway

A fun and funny piece by New Yorker
writer (and someone upon which a certain blogger has long had a crush) Susan Orlean on how Red Sox fans are positively
FANatical about singing Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline during the 8th inning at Fenway.

Orlean gets to the bottom of the story: how and why did such a cheesy song become the anthem for the Sox? Was it, as
one historian suggested, because JFK’s niece was named Caroline? Did Ben Affleck have something to do with it? No, and
no. But listen to the piece and find out for yourself. I’m not going to give it away. So good so good so good…