We here in Red Sox Nation are more than familiar with “Sweet Caroline,” a tradition that has very much overstayed its welcome at Fenway Park. The eighth inning special has been a staple in Boston for years, and has since spread to other ballparks and countries. One of these places includes Northern Ireland, where Belfast and Connacht Rugby faced off for a match with 2014’s greatest golfer Rory McIlroy in attendance. More
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With all this talk recently (well…for months) about kicking “Sweet Caroline” to the Lansdowne Street curb, it’s time to bring the heat and offer up a candidate worthy of slipping into that middle of the eighth inning slot. That’s right, I’m talking to you, Fenway spin-master TJ Connelly. But it needs to be a track that gets the people feeling good. Even feeling fine. Dammit, TJ, just let the music play. That’s right, I’m bringing the Doobie Brothers’ classic “Listen to the Music” to the table. Why? Oh, I’ll tell you why.