I know “The Wave” originated from Bay Area native “Krazy” George Henderson and when he first did it, it was fine. But now I’ve seen this at every single baseball game I’ve been to this year. It needs to go away. And shame on you for doing it.
I don’t like it. It’s distracting and it serves no purpose but to entertain people who don’t know what they’re watching. Even athletes don’t dig it. It’s a stupid thing to do during the game and for people like me that want to watch, I hate it when my whole section stands up every ten seconds.
Gimmicks at sporting events should be kept to a very small minimum. “The Wave” or rally towels are just unnecessary. It’s like having one of these at the game. And the people that start the wave are usually people that I can tell just by the way they dress that they aren’t here for the game.
When I see them, I yell at them to sit down. I yell very loudly to discourage them. And when nobody listens and follows, I feel joy because I stopped a travesty from happening.
Can we enjoy a game without the gimmicks to get those uninterested involved?