While The Sox Are Away, Neil Diamond Will Take The Field At Fenway Park

noah | April 9, 2008 9:50 am

During yesterday’s Red Sox home opener, the visage of Neil Diamond appeared on the Fenway Park Jumobtron–not just to lead the traditional eighth-inning singalong of “Sweet Caroline,” but to let Red Sox Nation know that he’d be playing a show on Fenway Park’s field later this summer. Perhaps sensing that diehard fans of both the Sox and Diamond would have to face a huge choice between watching their favorite team gut out August’s dog days and experiencing the greatest communal “ba, ba, baaaaaa” ever, the powers that be at Fenway scheduled the show for Aug. 23, a Saturday when the Red Sox are playing in the afternoon. [The Boston Channel]