The first “Sweet Caroline” singalong of the 2010 Fenway Park Red Sox season – that I am aware of, anyway – came at about 1:50 pm today.

I stood on top of the Green Monster with my patrons – my little tour ducklings – and I told them about the 1975 World Series and the Fisk home run. I heard the track playing through the PA and saw the giddy grins spreading across so many faces…

One always breaks for the Diamond at Fenway Park.

That’s why it happened to be that, several hours before the Red Sox and Yankees took to the field, folks wearing pinstipes and Sox caps joined voices during a spectacular spring afternoon.


Good omen, my friends. Happy Opening Night.