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NPR : The Mystery of ‘Sweet Caroline’ and the Red Sox

How did people start singing “Sweet Caroline” at Red Sox games? Morning Edition puts Susan Orlean on the case:

Commentator Susan Orlean takes on a great mystery of baseball and a stadium anthem. She visits Boston’s Fenway Park to unlock the secret connection between the Red Sox, singer Neil Diamond, and loyal fans.

I won’t spoil the ending for you—it’s a very enjoyable little journey Orlean takes—but I like what it says about the simple roots of a popular meme.

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Whenever I hear Sweet Caroline,...

Whenever I hear Sweet Caroline, I think of a version done by local (ie. Australian) musical comedy trio Tripod. I've put it online for a short period of time here: Tripod's Sweet Caroline. Apologies to copyright holders.

That's about as close to the context as I'm going to get, since I don't follow baseball at all (not exactly a big sport here)




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