Oh what view from the Ocean Alliance

The light and view from The Ocean Alliance was so beautiful on Thursday at dusk.

5 thoughts on “Oh what view from the Ocean Alliance

  1. Beautiful peek through the clouds and contrasting background great walkabout for sure! Thanks Donna! 16-1 Boston Red Sox 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂

    Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline High Quality neildiamond

    Some background here not that it’s needed for many locals but why not, the rest of the story?

    Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline High Quality Neil Diamond

    Winston Salem

    Q. How did the tradition of singing “Sweet Caroline” at Boston Red Sox games originate?


    Answer. Good question. As a 2005 article in the Boston Globe put it, “the lyrics have nothing to do with baseball. The composer has no connection to the Red Sox. The song hit the charts more than 30 years ago.”

    “SAM would point out that technically, composer Neil Diamond shares a name with the baseball diamond, but that’s probably a coincidence. Diamond wrote and performed the song, which was released in 1969. He later said he wrote the song in honor of Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy”.

    The origins of the song’s association with the Red Sox date back to Amy Tobey, who worked for the Red Sox through a film and video communications company. From 1998 to 2004, she was responsible for selecting the music that would be played in the stadium.

    “She had noticed ‘Sweet Caroline’ was used at other sporting events, and she decided to send the sweetness over the Fenway speakers,” according to the Globe article. “The song was picked up by fans, and the more it caught on, the more superstitious Tobey became about playing it.”

    She told the newspaper that she “considered it like a good-luck charm.”

    The tradition eventually settled on the song being played during the eighth inning of every game.

    The song’s use in Red Sox games has gone on to be a popular tradition, and gained more popularity this week when other baseball teams — including the chief Red Sox rival, the New York Yankees, as well as the Winston-Salem Dash — played it as a tribute to the city of Boston after the recent bombing.”


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