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Neil Diamond leads Boston's Fenway Park in 'Sweet Caroline'

Good times never seemed so good, although after this harrowing past week the citizens of Boston might be forgiven for believing they never would.

As the city recovered from the horrific marathon bombing and massive manhunt for the perpetrators that shut down the city on Friday, a surprise moment of good cheer and relief happened yesterday as the Red Sox played a hometown game against the Kansas City Royals.

Fenway Park’s tradition of playing Neil Diamond’s crowdpleasing Sweet Caroline was lead by the man himself.

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Several sports teams honor Boston -- VIDEO

Many professional sports teams have put aside competition and rivalries to stand in support of Boston following the bombing at the Boston Marathon. The New York Yankees, a huge Boston Red Sox rival, played ”Sweet Caroline” — a Boston tradition — in their game Tuesday. The stadium also displayed the logo of both teams and read ”United We Stand.” The Cubs, Braves, Marlins, and several other teams also played the Neil Diamond song. Watch the Yankee’s tribute here:

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PopWatch Confessional: Love songs you'll listen to unapologetically today (and today only?)

Maybe it’s because I saw Barry Manilow on Broadway last night (highly recommended), but my Valentine’s Day morning commute was all about the love songs. Now, I don’t normally feel guilt over anything I genuinely enjoy — even if I should — but only on Valentine’s Day would I let myself string these hits together:  READ FULL STORY

George Clooney sings 'Sweet Caroline' with Neil Diamond -- VIDEO

From Ocean’s Eleven to his throwback leading-man aura, George Clooney has sometimes projected a Sinatra vibe — but he’s no Blue Eyes when it comes to singing. Nevertheless, the actor semi-reluctantly joined Neil Diamond in a rendition of “Sweet Caroline” Saturday night at the 26th annual Carousel of Hope Ball in Los Angeles where the Oscar winner was honored for his humanitarian efforts. He was presented with the Brass Ring award by Shirley MacLaine, who described him as the “most generous, sweetest, charming human being,” and the event raised $2.5 million for the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.

Clooney only belted out a few words (“so good, so good, so good”), proving there are limits to his talents but none to his suavity.

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