By Boomer Esiason

It was an absolutely awful and tragic week for the entire city of Boston. Sports, as we saw here in NY after 9/11, can really lift everyone’s spirits during troubling times.

When the Red Sox returned to the field this weekend, their star and most recognizable player, David Ortiz, addressed the crowd. Big Papi was very candid and spoke from the heart. That’s exactly why the FCC did not levy a fine when the big DH dropped some language not suitable for TV.

Then there was the moment with Neil Diamond. Neil’s mega-hit “Sweet Caroline” has been played at Red Sox home games for years. Mr. Diamond, totally unannounced, performed the song live. Apparently the team didn’t even know he would be there. We obviously send our thoughts and prayers to Boston as they continue to mourn and recover.

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