Per Adam Rubin’s Surfing The Mets:
“Sweet Caroline,” the Mets‘ lightning-rod, eighth-inning sing-along tune, may have met its demise at Citi Field. Friday night, the classic version of “Meet the Mets” replaced the Neil Diamond tune long associated with Fenway Park.
“I liked it,” said Rob Hoffman, who is in the Air National Guard and originally from West Hampton Beach, L.I., about the switch, “because I am also a Red Sox fan. I think that is their song.”
Said Alex Quiroz of Union City, N.J.: “I liked ‘Meet the Mets’ better. When I hear ‘Sweet Caroline,’ I think of the Boston Red Sox. That’s their song. With ‘Meet the Mets,’ it’s about our team.”
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A Mets official downplayed the tune swap, saying: “We never specified an eighth-inning sing-along for the entirety of the season.”