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08:05 AM ET 04.17 | Don't call it a -- setback? Derek Jeter is still taking ground balls, batting practice and running at the Yanks' Tampa training complex, but Joe Girardi confirmed that the Captain is "not ready" to begin playing in rehab games. "I don't think any of us are going to know the exact date until we go through some trial and error," Girardi said. The Yankees ordered Jeter to cut back on the number of grounders he has been taking, but Girardi insisted there was "no setback" in his rehab. "Sometimes I think you can take too many ground balls and they talked about lessening that load a little bit just because he was taking so many," Girardi said. "Derek is such a creature of habit, to get him to break a cycle sometimes is difficult."

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April 17, 2013  08:09 AM ET

Uh oh.

April 17, 2013  08:11 AM ET

Nice show of solidarity last night by the Yankees.

April 17, 2013  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Nice show of solidarity last night by the Yankees.

I think secretly, deep down they have always wanted to play "Sweet Caroline" at the stadium:)

No, you're right, that was a nice gesture by the Yankees.

April 17, 2013  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I think secretly, deep down they have always wanted to play "Sweet Caroline" at the stadium:)No, you're right, that was a nice gesture by the Yankees.

I like your avatar. :)

April 17, 2013  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Nice show of solidarity last night by the Yankees.

I was impressed. That was a very classy move by the Yankees organization.

I've realized that when you're going though tough times, the most profound and comforting words/actions come from people that have actually felt the same feelings that you are. Sometimes, those gestures come from places you'd least likely expect them from.

April 17, 2013  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I like your avatar. :)

thanks, it was hanging in the Sox dugout last night.

April 17, 2013  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I was impressed. That was a very classy move by the Yankees organization.I've realized that when you're going though tough times, the most profound and comforting words/actions come from people that have actually felt the same feelings that you are. Sometimes, those gestures come from places you'd least likely expect them from.

Absolutely.

Good morning Slinky.

April 17, 2013  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

thanks, it was hanging in the Sox dugout last night.

I saw ... pretty cool.

April 17, 2013  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I think secretly, deep down they have always wanted to play "Sweet Caroline" at the stadium:)No, you're right, that was a nice gesture by the Yankees.

Uh, no..... but I think every player, every team, as well as all of us, put aside differences and come together in times of tragedy... and the Boston family has had a terrible tragedy... a tragedy that bent them at their heart and soul but did not break them and from which they will come back, as their strong New England heritage dictates, more vigilant and very much stronger.

April 17, 2013  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

thanks, it was hanging in the Sox dugout last night.

I saw that too. Nice rallying point.

April 17, 2013  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I was impressed. That was a very classy move by the Yankees organization.I've realized that when you're going though tough times, the most profound and comforting words/actions come from people that have actually felt the same feelings that you are. Sometimes, those gestures come from places you'd least likely expect them from.

Slink, NYers can be rude, offensive, and even snobby but at their core they care and will always come and stand next to anyone who is deserving and needs their help.
In a way, kinda like Boston peeps

April 17, 2013  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Uh, no..... but I think every player, every team, as well as all of us, put aside differences and come together in times of tragedy... and the Boston family has had a terrible tragedy... a tragedy that bent them at their heart and soul but did not break them and from which they will come back, as their strong New England heritage dictates, more vigilant and very much stronger.

last night at Turner Field, they played 'Sweet Caroline'. while it's less significant than playing it at Yankee Stadium, i can promise you that EVERY PERSON in that crowd was singing it loud with emotion and remembrance for the people of Boston. you could feel the change in atmosphere in the stadium during that song, it was quite stirring.

April 17, 2013  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

In a way, kinda like Boston peeps

Exactly. We all have much in common as human inhabitants of this Earth ... we forget it all too easily.

April 17, 2013  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

last night at Turner Field, they played 'Sweet Caroline'. while it's less significant than playing it at Yankee Stadium, i can promise you that EVERY PERSON in that crowd was singing it loud with emotion and remembrance for the people of Boston. you could feel the change in atmosphere in the stadium during that song, it was quite stirring.

That's so cool! I wonder if anyone else did it???

April 17, 2013  08:47 AM ET

The Yankees were not alone in sending that same message to the people of Boston. The "Sweet Caroline" idea spread throughout the Majors, including in Cleveland before the Red Sox played Tuesday night following a pregame rendition of the familiar tune.

And the gesture didn't go unnoticed by the team with "Boston" across its chest.

"I think it's a touch of class by, not only Cleveland, but every Major League city around baseball that has done something tonight," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "I saw the sign on the front of the facade at Yankee Stadium and I think the fact that they played 'Sweet Caroline' in the third inning there, I think it's a touch of class by all of Major League Baseball to acknowledge this."

The fans at Chicago's Wrigley Field, always known to belt out "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" without equal during the seventh-inning stretch, followed suit by singing "Sweet Caroline" during the eighth inning, as their Boston friends do. "Sweet Caroline" was heard from the crowd at Marlins Park in Miami, where a fan waving an American flag was an image accompanying the voices.

The Cincinnati Reds played the song in the second inning, and it happened to be Bark at the Park night so there were a few extra best friends helping send the message. And West Coast home teams, including the Dodgers, Mariners and A's, had "Sweet Caroline" on their playlist for the eighth inning of their Tuesday night games.

In Milwaukee, a different tune of tribute emerged at Miller Park. After a moment of silence was observed prior to the Giants-Brewers game, the theme from "Cheers," the Boston-based sitcom classic about a bar where everybody knows your name, was accompanied by a message on the scoreboard, reading: "To our friends in Boston, our thoughts are with you tonight."

April 17, 2013  08:49 AM ET

Dennis Lehane, a noted Bostonian writer (Mystic River) wrote in yesterday NY Times:

"WHEN I was 9 years old, at the height of the busing crisis in 1974, I drove with my parents and brother through South Boston on our way to Dorchester, where we lived. On West Broadway we got stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic and crawled for a mile through one of the more frightening mass gatherings I???ve ever witnessed. Effigies of Judge Arthur Garrity and Senator Edward Kennedy and Mayor Kevin White were hung from street lamps and set afire. The flames were reflected in the windows of my father's Chevy, and I looked through them at the faces of a mob so incensed it was medieval. Reason was not popular on West Broadway that night. Nor was compassion or a desire to debate our differences with nuance or a respect for complexity. In the place of civil discourse, rage ruled.

I bring this up now, in the wake of a terrorist attack on the city where I was born and from which I draw my creative fuel, for two reasons. 1) Because that night was my ur-experience, if you will, with rage. I'd seen anger, of course, and I'd seen violence, too, but rage ??? beyond reason, beyond intellect, beyond conciliation ??? was a different beast. 2) When I speak of my love for this city, it will be understood that the love does not come filtered through a soft-focus lens. I'm fully aware of the sins that litter the Hub???s rearview.

But I do love this city. I love its atrocious accent, its inferiority complex in terms of New York, its nut-job drivers, the insane logic of its street system. I get a perverse pleasure every time I take the T in the winter and the air-conditioning is on in the subway car, or when I take it in the summer and the heat is blasting. Bostonians don't love easy things, they love hard things ??? blizzards, the bleachers in Fenway Park, a good brawl over a contested parking space. Two different friends texted me the identical message yesterday: They messed with the wrong city. This wasn't a macho sentiment. It wasnt "Bring it on" or a similarly insipid bit of posturing. The point wasn't how we were going to mass in the coffee shops of the South End to figure out how to retaliate. Law enforcement will take care of that, thank you. No, what a Bostonian means when he or she says "They messed with the wrong city" is "You don???t think this changes anything, do you?"

Trust me, we won't be giving up any civil liberties to keep ourselves safe because of this. We won't cancel next year's marathon. We won't drive to New Hampshire and stockpile weapons. When the authorities find the weak and terminally maladjusted culprit or culprits, we'll roll our eyes at whatever backward ideology they embrace and move on with our lives."

He goes to say much more but this intro to his article encapsulates how I envison Bsoton right now.

April 17, 2013  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

The Yankees were not alone in sending that same message to the people of Boston. The "Sweet Caroline" idea spread throughout the Majors, including in Cleveland before the Red Sox played Tuesday night following a pregame rendition of the familiar tune.And the gesture didn't go unnoticed by the team with "Boston" across its chest."I think it's a touch of class by, not only Cleveland, but every Major League city around baseball that has done something tonight," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "I saw the sign on the front of the facade at Yankee Stadium and I think the fact that they played 'Sweet Caroline' in the third inning there, I think it's a touch of class by all of Major League Baseball to acknowledge this."The fans at Chicago's Wrigley Field, always known to belt out "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" without equal during the seventh-inning stretch, followed suit by singing "Sweet Caroline" during the eighth inning, as their Boston friends do. "Sweet Caroline" was heard from the crowd at Marlins Park in Miami, where a fan waving an American flag was an image accompanying the voices.The Cincinnati Reds played the song in the second inning, and it happened to be Bark at the Park night so there were a few extra best friends helping send the message. And West Coast home teams, including the Dodgers, Mariners and A's, had "Sweet Caroline" on their playlist for the eighth inning of their Tuesday night games.In Milwaukee, a different tune of tribute emerged at Miller Park. After a moment of silence was observed prior to the Giants-Brewers game, the theme from "Cheers," the Boston-based sitcom classic about a bar where everybody knows your name, was accompanied by a message on the scoreboard, reading: "To our friends in Boston, our thoughts are with you tonight."

(sniff) :)

April 17, 2013  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

The Yankees were not alone in sending that same message to the people of Boston. The "Sweet Caroline" idea spread throughout the Majors, including in Cleveland before the Red Sox played Tuesday night following a pregame rendition of the familiar tune.And the gesture didn't go unnoticed by the team with "Boston" across its chest."I think it's a touch of class by, not only Cleveland, but every Major League city around baseball that has done something tonight," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "I saw the sign on the front of the facade at Yankee Stadium and I think the fact that they played 'Sweet Caroline' in the third inning there, I think it's a touch of class by all of Major League Baseball to acknowledge this."The fans at Chicago's Wrigley Field, always known to belt out "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" without equal during the seventh-inning stretch, followed suit by singing "Sweet Caroline" during the eighth inning, as their Boston friends do. "Sweet Caroline" was heard from the crowd at Marlins Park in Miami, where a fan waving an American flag was an image accompanying the voices.The Cincinnati Reds played the song in the second inning, and it happened to be Bark at the Park night so there were a few extra best friends helping send the message. And West Coast home teams, including the Dodgers, Mariners and A's, had "Sweet Caroline" on their playlist for the eighth inning of their Tuesday night games.In Milwaukee, a different tune of tribute emerged at Miller Park. After a moment of silence was observed prior to the Giants-Brewers game, the theme from "Cheers," the Boston-based sitcom classic about a bar where everybody knows your name, was accompanied by a message on the scoreboard, reading: "To our friends in Boston, our thoughts are with you tonight."

that's awesome!

April 17, 2013  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

The Yankees were not alone in sending that same message to the people of Boston. The "Sweet Caroline" idea spread throughout the Majors, including in Cleveland before the Red Sox played Tuesday night following a pregame rendition of the familiar tune.And the gesture didn't go unnoticed by the team with "Boston" across its chest."I think it's a touch of class by, not only Cleveland, but every Major League city around baseball that has done something tonight," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "I saw the sign on the front of the facade at Yankee Stadium and I think the fact that they played 'Sweet Caroline' in the third inning there, I think it's a touch of class by all of Major League Baseball to acknowledge this."The fans at Chicago's Wrigley Field, always known to belt out "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" without equal during the seventh-inning stretch, followed suit by singing "Sweet Caroline" during the eighth inning, as their Boston friends do. "Sweet Caroline" was heard from the crowd at Marlins Park in Miami, where a fan waving an American flag was an image accompanying the voices.The Cincinnati Reds played the song in the second inning, and it happened to be Bark at the Park night so there were a few extra best friends helping send the message. And West Coast home teams, including the Dodgers, Mariners and A's, had "Sweet Caroline" on their playlist for the eighth inning of their Tuesday night games.In Milwaukee, a different tune of tribute emerged at Miller Park. After a moment of silence was observed prior to the Giants-Brewers game, the theme from "Cheers," the Boston-based sitcom classic about a bar where everybody knows your name, was accompanied by a message on the scoreboard, reading: "To our friends in Boston, our thoughts are with you tonight."

Wow ... wish I could have been there in person at each to experience it firsthand. I would not have been able to stay dry-eyed.

 
April 17, 2013  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Dennis Lehane, a noted Bostonian writer (Mystic River) wrote in yesterday NY Times

enjoyed reading that, thanks for sharing. really like Lehane's books; Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone were excellent reads.

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