Bigger than the game: New York Yankees tweet, ‘We stand united’ with Boston Red Sox

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.

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

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

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

  • Michelle

    I read earlier about the Yankees playing Sweet Caroline in their stadium tonight – that is the biggest show of love, as any Red Sox fan will tell you. Class act Yankees.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Class, indeed!

  • tops116

    Very nice and classy.

  • Josephine (D)

    Wow, thanks Yankees! You’re gonna get a lot more respect for this.

    Any true Yankees fan puts the rivalry aside and reaches out to the heartbroken Red Sox fans up north, IMO.

  • capisce

    “Yankees suck” – but not today.
    Doing the right thing is always the right thing to do.

  • Bemani Dog

    This is something that needs to be learned in sports more often. Why can’t opposing fans more often be rivals in the stands, but friends off the field?

  • Lady 12

    I’m a Mariner’s fan, so I usually despise the Yankees, but this time, I am cheering for them. Way to be classy, Yankees.

  • Sonya A. Willis

    Such an epic classy move Yankees. Made me tear up seeing the genuine goodness of this country shining through.

  • BeautifulAmerica

    Truly wonderful! I love Americans!!

  • TheOriginalDonald

    AS usual, Your New York Metropolitans get the shaft.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      {D}>8 But I’ll bet they’ll be Good Winners (1986 World Series) and stand with Boston and the Sawx, too! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • lazypadawan

    Today, the Yankees don’t suck.

  • Txgirlinnh

    A small reminder that terrorists will not win this fight. A greater one, the pictures that show so many running towards the blasts than away from them.

  • Jack Martin

    Thats why I love the Yankees. The 27 World Championships are great, but the class, its the class that makes me love them.

  • tazachusetts08

    Best show of class to put our rivalries aside putting the logos up together and playing Sweet Caroline in the 3rd inning That is pure class NY Together we stand #Boston Strong

  • tazachusetts08

    Terrorists will not win in our country with such Solidarity we have in this country

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    @JoshGreenman Reminds me of something the great Bill Gallo would do… Stand United with Boston and the Sawx, fellow New Yorkers! Jawamax 8<{D}

    • TheOriginalDonald

      If I didn’t know any better I’d say that WAS a Gallo cartoon. #BerthaWouldBeProud