Wow, Neil Diamond truly IS a legend — and there's no way he'll be going out without cementing that in the pages of history! Ha!
Not only did he make a surprise visit to sing Sweet Caroline at the first Red Sox game (above) since the horrific Boston Marathon bombing, but we're now learning that he's decided to donate the proceeds to a Boston charity!!
Despite all of the horror and tragedy the city of Boston has endured this week, its people have continued to show their incredible resolve, unity and perseverance throughout it all!
Friday's terrifying, extended manhunt for marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ultimately forced the Red Sox's game against the Kansas City Royals to be postponed until last night, when both teams banded together with the spectators to collectively pay tribute to all of the brave first responders who risked their lives to help the victims, as well as all those affected by the senseless acts of violence.
What no one was expecting, however, was Neil Diamond to hop an impromptu flight from El Lay to Boston with the specific intention of appearing at the game to perform his classic Sweet Caroline, which Boston fans are known to belt out during the seventh inning stretch!
And right before the eighth inning, that's exactly what the iconic singer did!
Ch-ch-check it out for yourself (above)!
It's obvious that Britney Spears is an El Lay Dodgers fan — especially after she posed for the team for opening day, but after we saw her hanging out in the dugout at yesterday's game, she made it clear that she's a die-hard fan!!
In the pics (above), the Scream & Shout songstress poses with right fielder Andre Ethier in one pic, and gets cozy with her baby boys Sean and Jayden in another.
But what Wednesday's game even more memorable was when we heard that Brit Brit even signed a baseball, which was given away to a lucky fan.
Now if that's not a reason to take us out to a ball game, then we don't know what is!!
Ch-ch-check out the Britney-autographed ball AFTER THE JUMP!!
[Images via Twitter.]
The rivalry between NYC and Boston has always been fierce, and it's been around forever.
The best part about it, though, is that it doesn't mean anything at all in times of need! In fact, we begin to realize that the rivalry is more like that between siblings, not between enemies!
To highlight that, the Yankees have done something incredible — last night at their game they played Sweet Caroline in honor of their rivals in Boston to show them that they have the support and everything they could ever need from NY in a time of crisis.
Honestly, when we watched the video (above) and see all the Yankees fans singing along, we got chills!
Tragedies are awful and will always be awful, but we are always in the end inspired by the response of humanity!
For more information on the whole ordeal, HERE's what we know — and please donate blood. Donate time. Donate money.
Boston needs everyone!
This has to be the cutest little mistake we've seen in a long time!
A dad went to the Oakland A's game with his two boys over the weekend, and after the hitter hit a foul ball, it went into the stands, which allowed a nice man to catch it.
The man then noticed the dad sitting with his two boys, so he gave the baseball to him to give to his son.
But once the loving father gave his son the ball, the little tot thought that he had to give the ball back to the players, so he tossed it onto the field. LOLz
This is extremely HIGHlarious because the look on the tot's older brother's face was like 'hey! why did you do that???'
Guess the little fan will now know that next time he receives a baseball, he actually gets to keep it!!
Peep the folks over at Good Morning America talking about the clip (above)!!
THIS is why everyone should act like adults! Brawling in baseball is about as dumb as it gets, especially if you're a "star" pitcher for the Dodgers and the result is you breaking your collar bone!
We bet the Dodgers didn't spend $147 million on him for him to act like a child!
Carlos Quentin of the Padres got hit in the shoulder by a pitch, and thought it was a good idea to approach the mound. That's when Zack Greinke threw words at him, leading to both of them charging each other.
This is weird!
Yeah, we understand that Jay-Z is pretty sports centric, what with being a part owner of the Nets and all. We just didn't expect his Roc Nation, an entertainment company, to start taking on sports stars as clients through a partnership with Creative Artists Agency!
Robinson Cano is in the final season of a $57 million contract, and will be the first to sign with them! Right now, he's the second baseman for the Yankees!
Here's what he said in a statement: