07.31.11

Arlington, TX – An Unlikely Hotbed Of Anti-Wave Sentiment

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No offense intended to the good people of Arlington or the Dallas area in general, but if you’d asked me to guess which Major League Baseball franchise would have the keen aesthetics to discourage paying customers from participating in the lemming-like practice known as The Wave, the defending AL Champions wouldn’t have been in the top 5 candidates. So that take that, baseball sophisticates in New York, Chicago, Philly and Boston, it’s the team that employs such squares as Josh Hamilton and C.J. Wilson that had the good sense to embrace Stop The Wave.net.

A cynic might suggest that perhaps in light of recent tragic events in Arlington, the Rangers’ liability insurance carrier would prefer the club continue to pour cold water on any sudden movements in the stands, no matter how contrived. But no matter the motive, ending The Wave is the sort of common sense, crowd-pleasing decision that provides a glimmer of hope for future generations.

2 Responses to “Arlington, TX – An Unlikely Hotbed Of Anti-Wave Sentiment”

  1. Advantage: Weasel Walter

  2. john says:

    you’re kidding about the distraction right. your trying to tell me a player excuse me an over payed player can’t focus on the task at hand and you are using the wave to blame.Please people wake up. a lady said time and a place. does this lady even stands up and cheer when her team is down and it’s rally time. or does she wait for the team to make something happen first. a true fan, not a fair weather fan is PRO-ACTIVE! Not reactive. i played sports and i will tell you from experience. i’d rather have fans cheering for us when we are down, trying to pick up our confidence, our morale and not just jumping on the “wagon ” when we are winning. do you guys boo your team as well…. wow real winners eh!

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