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New York Yankees: ‘We stand united’ with Boston Red Sox

Bigger than the game. Thank you! RT @yankees We stand united with the @redsox: twitter.com/Yankees/status…

— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) April 16, 2013

The New York Yankees have set aside their rivalry with the Boston Red Sox in a classy move today, as the team tweeted its message of support and displayed the message, “United We Stand” at Yankee Stadium. The display of unity is a home run with fans.

Really genuinely moving… RT @yankees: We stand united with the @redsox: twitter.com/Yankees/status…

— John Berman (@JohnBerman) April 16, 2013

@yankees so classy. Brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for putting the rivalries of our teams aside and supporting us.

— Megan (@mmccafferty2729) April 16, 2013

All misty-eyed over here. Thank you, NYY. RT @yankees We stand united with the @redsox: twitter.com/Yankees/status…

— Kayla Knapp (@KaylaKnappFOX) April 16, 2013

Love seeing solidarity from baseball’s biggest rivals. Well done, @yankees: “We stand united with the @redsox: twitter.com/Yankees/status…

— Amy Saper (@amy) April 16, 2013

@themadameditor @yankees @redsox Won’t lie – this is some pretty epic and moving stuff. Biggest sporting rivalries in world and still…

— Colin (@omgitsc) April 16, 2013

@themadameditor Makes me proud to be American and from Boston. Seeing the support for my hometown comforts me.

— Colin (@omgitsc) April 16, 2013

This reminds me of the episodes where Tom & Jerry are friends. RT @yankees We stand united with the @redsox: twitter.com/Yankees/status…

— David Brown (@DrBlogstein) April 16, 2013

Pretty incredible… But perfect. MT @yankees: We stand united with the @redsox: twitter.com/Yankees/status…

— Brad Dayspring (@BDayspring) April 16, 2013

The terrorists have officially lost RT @redsox: .@yankees Thank you! We appreciate your support.

— Kyle Wingfield AJC (@kwingfieldajc) April 16, 2013

The Yankees will also hold a moment of silence and play “Sweet Caroline” after the third inning tonight.

Our thoughts are with the Boston community. Tonight there will be a special moment of silence & Fenway favorite Sweet Caroline @ end of 3rd.

— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 16, 2013

@yankees I am a HUGE @redsox fan and cannot put into words how thoughtful it is to play Sweet Caroline tonight. It actually made me tear up

— Cassandra(@Cass_B12) April 16, 2013

After 9/11 the #redsox played Sinatras New York, New York at Fenway Happy to see the #yankees will play Sweet Caroline at the stadium 2nite

— Eddie Johannes (@EddieYo11YE) April 16, 2013

As much as I hate the Yankees 364 days out of the year, playing Sweet Caroline at the Yanks game today is just awesome. Classy move, Yanks

— Chloe (@ChloeColorado) April 16, 2013

New York Daily News cartoonist Bill Bramhall paid tribute as well.

cc: @redsox @yankees, cartoon by @billbramhall in today’s @nydailynews twitter.com/joshgreenman/s…

— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) April 16, 2013

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Update: “Sweet Caroline” singer Neil Diamond tweeted his appreciation.

Thank you NY Yankees for playing ‘Sweet Caroline’ for the people of Boston. You scored a home run in my heart. With respect, Neil #OneBoston

— Neil Diamond (@NeilDiamond) April 17, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/04/16/bigger-than-the-game-new-york-yankees-tweet-we-stand-united-with-boston-red-sox/

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