The Yankees announced, via their PR Twitter account, that they will have a moment of silence before tonight's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, for the victims of yesterday's bombing at the Boston Marathon. They also announced that between the third and fourth innings, "Sweet Caroline", one of signature Fenway Park anthems, will be played over the loudspeakers as a tribute to the city of Boston. This reminds me of how they played "New York, New York" in Fenway following the 9/11 attacks.
Some people will criticize the song choice and with good reason. The lyrics are pretty creepy now that we know it was written about a young Caroline Kennedy but I think in this particular situation, it's the thought that counts.
Lots of people like to give the Yankees grief over everything they do but in this case, they're doing the right thing by honoring those who were lost and by showing Boston's citizens that we, the city of New York, are thinking of them in their time of grief and sadness.
We've been there and we've gotten through it and they can too.