Yankee fans support Boston
The rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox is one for the books, but it has been put aside in light of recent events. The two teams have battled each other both on and off the field for decades, though deep down, both cities have love for one another when tragedy strikes. During the Boston Marathon April 15, multiple homemade bombs went off near the finish line, taking the lives of three people and badly injuring more than 170. According to USA Today, Yankees' fans rallied around Boston during the team's April 16 home matchup against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
New York's love for Boston was projected on the outside of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx where a large banner with the message, "United We Stand" with both teams' logos was proudly displayed. The support didn't end there, inside the stadium a message on the scoreboard further infused the camaraderie reading, "New York stands with Boston ... Pray for Boston."
ABC 2 News reports Yankee fans continued to show love for their neighbors to the North, belting out the signature Red Sox song, "Sweet Caroline," by Neil Diamond at the end of the third inning.
The support may not come as much of a surprise for Boston fans who rallied around their New York neighbors following the Sept. 11, terrorist attacks. Red Sox nation sang "New York, New York" in honor of the city after the tragic events.
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