By Sweeny Murti
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The Rivalry took a back seat to humanity and compassion Tuesday when the Yankees played the Diamondbacks in the first game here since the tragic events on Patriots’ Day in Boston.
It was hard to miss the signs that something bad had occurred. Flags were lowered to half-staff and there was a noticeable police presence in the building. And given that the Yankees were playing the Arizona Diamondbacks, it was at least oddly similar to the 2001 World Series, played at old Yankee Stadium just over a month after 9/11.
It has been a few years since the Yankees were part of the Patriots’ Day festivities in Boston, but Kevin Youkilis is certainly familiar, having played in Boston for most of his major league career.
Youkilis shared his thoughts upon learning the news of what happened at the Boston Marathon on Monday: