Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Photo: Nationals fans make flier urging people to stop doing the wave

 
 
Apparently, some Washington Nationals fans are really, really against The Wave. So much so that they even created this flier (seen above) to urge people to stop partaking in the stadium tradition.

It remains to be seen whether or not the "Stop the Wave" movement will actually work, but at least Nationals fans have something to complain about other than the product on the field nowadays.

Rumor has it that the leaders of this dubious protest are gunning to eliminate foam fingers from the confines of Nationals Park once their work with The Wave is finished.

Via Big League Stew

20 comments:

  1. How ridiculous on so many levels...I'm not a fan of the wave, but how dare any Nats player tell the fans where to keep their eyes during the game...on the field at all times? STFU, we buy the tickets that pay your salary, we'll pay attention to what we want...the Nats are finally good, what were Nats fans supposed to do before last year? Watch the AWFUL product??? The wave isn't disrespectful to the game at all, it's done in all sports, and has been done forever, so shut the hell up, people just love to complain about something (everything).

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    1. It hasn't been done forever. I remember when it started. And it's irritating as crap to the fans who want to watch the game when people in front are standing up blocking our view FOR NO REASON except their selfish silliness.

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    2. Really? I remember when you didn't have to wait for a stoppage in play to go sit in your seat, and people enjoyed doing the wave. Now I have to wait for a security guard to say it's ok to go sit in my own seat...and people complain that their view is impeded for 1 to 2 seconds with the wave... You know where your view won't be impeded? At home. On your TV. Please go there from now on and quit "impeding" my experience in viewing and experiencing my favorite game live.

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  2. Jax it was fans who made the flyers..... not the players.... Read the article next time.

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  3. Anonymous, it was Ryan Mattheus that said it. Next time read the article.

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    1. You win!... I didn't read the flyer.

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  4. I wish that my only worry in the world is whether people do the wave.

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  5. Stop the wave? What a joke, just like everything else in Washington D.C.

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  6. I wish the flyer was sent to Boston also.

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  7. The wave has been around since 1958 when Rico Petrocelli (then a batboy for the Red Sox) started is during a rain delay. It is as much a staple in baseball lore as the Dale Murphy Upper Deck reverse photo.

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  8. I say if the fans want to protest the wave, go for it. I don't want it banned everywhere, just my home park. I agree 100%.

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  9. Amen. The Wave is almost as annoying and infantile as KissCams, tee-shirt tosses and all of the other crap MLB has foisted on The Game to make it into a 20-something play station. Now if we can just get rid of Screech next....

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  10. Jax, I agree with Anonymous; it was the fans that requested it be stopped. There is nothing more annoying than when I am trying to watch the game and idiots in front of me keep standing up waving there arms like fools. I, along with you, have paid good money to see a basebal game. So sit down and watch it! As far as KissCams, tee-shirt rockets and etc, at least they do these things in between innings.

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  11. Addition: If you must do the wave, go to a soccer game. After all there is no action on the field so you might as well do something to keep yourself occupied.

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  12. People don't usually do the wave when the ball's in play. It's usually between innings or in between pitches. It's also our right as fans to do whatever we want. Is the stupid "Terrible Towel" in Pittsburgh distracting? Yes. And it's worse than the wave. Have you ever watched a "waving" crowd when the bat hits the ball? The wave stops. Not sure what's distracting about it... If you want to go after a staple of the fan experience of watching basedball, go after Cracker Jack. That stuff is horrible.

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  13. "it's a our right to do whatever we want".... why is whenever we read that we know it's about doing really dumb, foolish or boorish stuff... like "The Wave"? And everytime I've endured this nonsense it's precisely when the ball is in play. Between innings, there's more dumb stuff to keep people with 6-min attention spans occupied.

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    1. Bottom Line.......Fans buy the tickets and the wave is all about where each yards fans want to take it....Is it really that big of an issue???

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    2. Whenever you read that, it's because our rights as fans are being infringed upon. The wave is harmless. It takes 1 to 2 seconds to pass by you. What action are you missing in that time frame Anonymous?

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    3. "rights as fans"? I thought the only thing your ticket entitled you to was a hard seat and overpriced luke warm beer. Can I have mustard and relish with my "rights", please?

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    4. Yes, you can have mustard and relish. As long as you stand up and go to the condiment area. But wait a minute...that would require you to get up and impede the view of the fan behind you for 1 to 2 seconds. *gasp*! ...that's just like the wave... No, you're right, let's ban that too. Let's ban talking while we're at it. I can't hear the ump yelling "strike" or "ball" over everyone's annoying and distracting banter and cheering! If you hate going to games so much, watch it on TV. The game's over a century old, and certain traditions have formed along the way. Quite complaining and enjoy the game.

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