|Thinking of Boston
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Posted: April 18, 2013
by Ted Greenberg
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This week started on a horrifying note. I am still in shock that two bombs killed three people and injured dozens at the Boston Marathon finish line. What a sad and terrifying event. Of course, there were heroic stories coming out of the tragedy — runners who ran to hospitals to donate blood, people who ran toward the explosion to help others instead of heading the other way. Amazing. Inspiring.
As someone who has completed marathons, I know what a joyous accomplishment finishing it can be. Those last few steps as you cross the finish line bring a tidal wave of emotion. Usually positive emotion. Monday it was not the same. And the Boston Marathon will never be the same again. But, like most of the country, we can continue to stand in solidarity with Beantown and support them.
My Yankees — whose ugly rivalry with Boston’s Red Sox is well noted — are doing something pretty special. They are playing Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” during their home games as a tribute to the Red Sox, who play the song during their home games. As we know, some things transcend sports. We found that out on 9/11, and we know that now. It’s a funny thing that a Neil Diamond song brings us together. And, if you know my show Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer, you know I have a fondness for the tune too. This week I dedicate it to Boston, the marathoners and anyone affected by the tragedy.
Tags: boston, red sox, sweet caroline, yankees