Sales for Neil Diamond's “Sweet Caroline” are up by 597 percent a week after the bombings last week. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Weekly sales for Neil Diamond’s ‘“Sweet Caroline”’ are up by 597 percent after the bombings. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Last Saturday, sometime after Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz dropped an F-bomb and before Neil Diamond sang ‘Sweet Caroline’, I slipped out of my seat in Fenway Park’s grandstand to visit the team shop across Yawkey Way. My boyfriend had given me his tickets to the game and he’d requested a B Strong hat in return.

The kid behind the register was wearing a B Strong cap of his own, so I simply pointed at his head.

“How many?” he asked.

A poster behind the register told me that they were selling for just $20 each. It seemed like a bargain. Plus, all the proceeds would go to the One Fund Boston, a charity set up by the City of Boston to benefit the families most affected by the bombings at the marathon.

“Two,” I told him.  Before we even left the gift shop, I asked my friend to snap a pic of me in my snazzy new hat for Facebook.

Me and my new hat.

Me and my new hat.

The last time I looked, The One Fund had raised $23,911,456.  That number grows every time I refresh my browser.  A friend invested $5 for a