After Neil Diamond, Fenway Can’t Face The Music

Neil Diamond is set to rock Yawkey Way, as the “Sweet Caroline” crooner will be belting out the Red Sox’s signature song & many other classics on August 23 at Fenway Park.

Neil Diamond Hot August Night

But after that, not much else musically is on tap for the ol’ ballpark.

The BOSTON HERALD’s INSIDE TRACK reports that Red Sox management is having trouble landing another big-name act to entertain the fans at Fenway this season. Read more…

Sweet Caroline at Fenway Park: Live! (Well, Mostly)

From the Utterly Shameless Indulgence Department:

Neil Diamond will be the only concert at Boston’s Fenway Park this summer when he performs Aug. 23 as part of his upcoming world tour.”

Neil Diamond

To promote the date, he showed up (taped) on the center field scoreboard on Tuesday to sing “Sweet Caroline” with the assembled faithful. Red Sox owner Tom Werner danced along with the song (on tape as well). Boston fan restraint was apparently last seen boarding the train for the coast with a man, his son, and a Casper look-alike.

If you’re going to catch one huge circle jerk of in-jokes, circular references, crowd pandering, and reinforcement of stereotypes with Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner in attendance at Fenway Park this summer… well, pick any home date. Still, you could do worse than the Neil Diamond concert. At least you’ll get to come to America today.

Davidson Borrows Good Luck Song From Red Sox

Wonder how underdog Davidson was able to slay Goliath Georgetown for a trip to the Sweet Sixteen? Was it Stephen Curry’s 25 points in the 2nd half? Was it the Wildcats’ D clamping down and causing the Hoyas to committ 20 turnovers?

Stephen Curry Davidson Georgetown

Could be. And it could also be a little good luck song the SoCon school’s fans has been singing this season, borrowed from the playlist of a certain baseball team in Massachusetts. Read more…