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Sweet Caroline, a classic at...Shea?

I recently received an e-mail from Matthew Cerrone, of MetsBlog. Unbeknownst to me, and I really should've been notified sooner by Shea Stadium officials; the Mets are playing Sweet Caroline between innings at Shea. Is this a rip-off of a Fenway classic? Should there be some ruckus about this?

Frankly, I'm not sure. It's a Fenway tradition, but I'm guessing the Mets aren't the first team to do such a thing. I know for a fact that my local AAA team does this from time-to-time as well. I guess it comes down to whether there's any kind of ownership implied or not.

So I turn this matter over to you. Should Sweet Caroline be Fenway-only? Do other teams have the right to sing off-key (thus making a Neil Diamond song sound better)?

Post in the comments, or click through my name and drop me an e-mail if you're so inclined.