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Friday, April 12, 2013

‘Kill The Wave’ effort at Nats Park gains following

“Lately, it just sort of seems to be a thing that—come the sixth inning—somebody wants to do the wave, regardless of the situation in the game,” Lattuca says.

The “Kill The Wave” effort is really about respecting other fans at the ballpark, he says.

Coot Veal and Cot Deal's cols=“100” rows=“20” Posted: April 12, 2013 at 05:11 PM | 35 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. McCoy Posted: April 12, 2013 at 06:50 PM (#4412302)
People trying to do the wave at Nats Park is probably the most annoying thing about Nats Park nowadays. Thankfully I haven't seen anyone try to do it so far this year.
   2. Arbitol Dijaler Posted: April 12, 2013 at 07:10 PM (#4412312)
People trying to mimic "things you're supposed to do at a game" is the most annoying thing about games. I went to a ballgame with an intern once who kept talking in a terrible Brooklyn accent for some reason. I wanted to punch him in the face.
   3. Doris from Rego Park Posted: April 12, 2013 at 07:19 PM (#4412319)
yep, i can't stand that cliche of baseball crowds talking in terrible brooklyn accents
   4. zonk Posted: April 12, 2013 at 07:22 PM (#4412322)
This movement intrigues me and I wish to subscribe to their newsletter.
   5. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 12, 2013 at 07:43 PM (#4412349)
Question: Could you date a woman who was enthusiastic about the wave?
   6. PepTech Posted: April 12, 2013 at 07:45 PM (#4412355)
Edmundo: This question is incomplete without pics.
   7. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 12, 2013 at 07:49 PM (#4412361)
Pep, my answer is No. Even a Bizarro Madeleine Albright!
   8. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: April 12, 2013 at 07:50 PM (#4412362)
Kate Upton? or Beyonce?

I don't want none if they find the wave fun.
   9. dr. scott Posted: April 12, 2013 at 08:06 PM (#4412376)
There was an usher in the bleachers at the A's stadium who would yell at and mock fans if they tried to start the wave. Usually something to the tune of... "No, no, I dont think so... dont even think about it, this aint no dodger stadium!" It was truly a beautiful thing to behold.
   10. Esoteric Posted: April 12, 2013 at 08:11 PM (#4412381)
There was an usher in the bleachers at the A's stadium who would yell at and mock fans if they tried to start the wave. Usually something to the tune of... "No, no, I dont think so... dont even think about it, this aint no dodger stadium!" It was truly a beautiful thing to behold.
This is indeed a beautiful thing, and ought to be a part of standard training for all ushers.
   11. zonk Posted: April 12, 2013 at 08:12 PM (#4412384)
Question: Could you date a woman who was enthusiastic about the wave?


I have.

She claimed she was only doing it ironically, but I was suspicious, which is why it didn't work out.
   12. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: April 12, 2013 at 08:17 PM (#4412391)
I wonder if it would help or hinder the effort to banish this dread beast if people borrowed a page from our friends across the pond and always referred to that hideous act of spontaneous regimentation as "The Mexican Wave"?
   13. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 12, 2013 at 08:24 PM (#4412400)
I like the wave.

It's cheesy and stupid sure but it's a fun little thing. As long as people aren't blocking my view of the game what the hell do I care what they do? And the wave doesn't block anyone's view for more than about a tenth of a second. There are more than a few people in Boston who like to cry about Sweet Caroline in the 8th inning, hey, people enjoy it so what's the problem?

There are worse things in the world that people going to a baseball game and having fun. I'm sure people find me ridiculous for bringing a homemade scorebook to the game and writing down everything that happens in a book that no one will ever see again but I enjoy it.

Fun things are fun.
   14. Random Transaction Generator Posted: April 12, 2013 at 08:46 PM (#4412426)
There are more than a few people in Boston who like to cry about Sweet Caroline in the 8th inning, hey, people enjoy it so what's the problem?


At least that is done in between innings, and there is nothing going on during the game.

   15. McCoy Posted: April 12, 2013 at 10:09 PM (#4412615)
It's cheesy and stupid sure but it's a fun little thing. As long as people aren't blocking my view of the game what the hell do I care what they do? And the wave doesn't block anyone's view for more than about a tenth of a second. There are more than a few people in Boston who like to cry about Sweet Caroline in the 8th inning, hey, people enjoy it so what's the problem?

It's harmless if they do it once around but the problem is that a lot of the yokels don't stop at just once. I went to a game last year where a few yahoos decided they were going to get the wave going. They tried for about 3 innings to get it going and unfortunately these guys were just a section over. So while the game is being played I've got a bunch of yahoos standing up and trying to get everyone to do the wave. The crowd for the most never really bit but that didn't deter them. That's why it is annoying. You want to do the wave during the 7th inning stretch or during a pitching change knock yourself out but don't do it every 10 minutes and don't keep trying to get the crowd to do it, especially while the game is being played, when the crowd has shown they are clearly not interested in doing it.
   16. Dan Evensen Posted: April 12, 2013 at 10:45 PM (#4412685)
Wasn't there an anti-wave movement back in 1984?
   17. Kurt Posted: April 12, 2013 at 10:50 PM (#4412693)
I have.

She claimed she was only doing it ironically, but I was suspicious, which is why it didn't work out.


I'd much rather date someone who was into doing the wave than someone who does anything, and then claims to only be doing it ironically.
   18. VoodooR Posted: April 12, 2013 at 11:23 PM (#4412728)
I'd much rather date someone who was into doing the wave than someone who does anything, and then claims to only be doing it ironically.


What the #### does that even mean?
   19. cardsfanboy Posted: April 12, 2013 at 11:33 PM (#4412740)
What the #### does that even mean?


It's hipster speak...
   20. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: April 12, 2013 at 11:52 PM (#4412761)
She claimed she was only doing it ironically

A big part of being ironic is doing so without fanfare. Telling everybody how ironic you is the first step towards d@uchebaggery.
   21. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: April 13, 2013 at 12:48 AM (#4412796)
Killing the wave seems rather extreme to me. I'd settle for merely killing the people who try to start the wave.
   22. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 13, 2013 at 01:01 AM (#4412807)
But then ... what if the wave itself continued to exist, in the absence of any of the people who once constituted it? THEN what do you do?

This would make a good Doctor Who plot.
   23. baerga1 Posted: April 13, 2013 at 05:49 AM (#4412884)
I'd settle for merely killing the people who try to start the wave.

Just make sure you kill them ironically, lest you be prosecuted.
   24. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: April 13, 2013 at 08:25 AM (#4412902)
Question: Could you date a woman who was enthusiastic about the wave?

I would rather my date do the wave than sit through nine innings engrossed in a Jane Austen book.
   25. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: April 13, 2013 at 08:27 AM (#4412903)
There are more than a few people in Boston who like to cry about Sweet Caroline in the 8th inning, hey, people enjoy it so what's the problem?

The problem was when the Nats thought it was a grand ol' idea to play that f*cking song at RFK/Nats Park.
   26. DL from MN Posted: April 13, 2013 at 09:17 AM (#4412916)
It's official, I am now a Washington Nationals fan. Denard Span doesn't hurt either.
   27. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: April 13, 2013 at 10:05 AM (#4412933)
Didn't see one attempt at the wave last night, and the crowd was super engaged. Their were some wave related battles during the period when the Nats were just getting good last year and not everybody had realized it yet.
   28. Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October Posted: April 13, 2013 at 10:11 AM (#4412939)
Killing the wave seems rather extreme to me. I'd settle for merely killing the people who try to start the wave.

At last a use for drone missiles that everyone can agree on!
   29. McCoy Posted: April 13, 2013 at 10:19 AM (#4412941)
I'm going to go ahead and guess that once school is out the wave shall appear at the park.
   30. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 13, 2013 at 10:22 AM (#4412942)
I would rather my date do the wave than sit through nine innings engrossed in a Jane Austen book.

If your date doesn't like baseball why take her to the game?
   31. BDC Posted: April 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM (#4412944)
There have been a lot of 90-degree nights with the Rangers losing by eight in the sixth when I'd rather have been reading Jane Austen.
   32. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: April 13, 2013 at 11:18 AM (#4412963)
Snapper, why do husbands sit on mall benches reading the sports section while their wives are trying on outfits at Bloomingdale's?
   33. salajander Posted: April 13, 2013 at 11:29 AM (#4412971)
When the wave crops up at any Yankee game I'm at, I always yell, "TAKE IT BACK TO SHEA"

Never really stops it, but I feel smarmy.
   34. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: April 13, 2013 at 12:36 PM (#4412997)
If your date doesn't like baseball why take her to the game?

1. Because you can talk through the whole game without really missing anything.
2. Because she looks spectacular in "sitting in the sun for three hours" clothes.
   35. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: April 13, 2013 at 12:51 PM (#4413003)
My wife reads for about half the game and watches the other half. I don't mind at all, it's actually a really nice way to spend the evening. Frees me up to talk to random baseball fans I meet in the stands or whichever buddy of mine is tagging along. She watches the key moments and cheers at all the appropriate points.

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