BOSTON, MA - APRIL 20: Neil Diamond sings "Sweet Caroline" during a game between the Kansas City Royals and Boston Red Sox in the 8th inning at Fenway Park on April 20, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

With the sad news of Neil Diamond retiring from touring due to health reasons, of course images of Neil singing Sweet Caroline at Fenway came to mind. I mentioned it on the air and got a BIG response. People were asking: “Do you think he will at least make an appearance some day to sing it again LIVE at Fenway?

Upon hearing this on the air, a friend sent me this story on how the legend of Sweet Caroline, began at Fenway.

Our heart and love goes out to our friend Neil Diamond.

Fenway Park's anthem started innocuously

CLEVELAND -- In the wake of the tragedy that took place at the Boston Marathon on Monday, "Sweet Caroline" was transformed from a Fenway Park sing-along to a song that was played in cities throughout Major League Baseball on Tuesday night.