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thomas35forever
05-11-2006, 08:12 PM
There was a steady wave during the top of the eighth inning during Tuesday night's game, but the Hat Trick turned everyone's attention to the Diamond Vision and broke it up. Your thoughts on the wave?

zach074
05-11-2006, 08:14 PM
I hate it! I refused to do it tuesday and i tried to get people in my section to stop.

Fenway
05-11-2006, 08:14 PM
Worst thing about Fenway is the wave, even worse than the bathrooms

LAZCONUS
05-11-2006, 08:14 PM
Don't like the wave, don't think we need it.

RadioheadRocks
05-11-2006, 08:15 PM
FRIENDS don't let FRIENDS partake in the Wave.

viagracat
05-11-2006, 08:23 PM
I should do a poll: what's worse: the Wave or YMCA?

FedEx227
05-11-2006, 08:24 PM
To me a wave is nothing more then "Wow we're extremely bored, lets all stand up at a certain time." I've never taken part in a wave during a baseball game because frankly I'm never bored at a baseball game. Am I completely against the wave? No. Does it have any place in a sport not named the WNBA? Probably not.

RadioheadRocks
05-11-2006, 08:24 PM
I should do a poll: what's worse: the Wave or YMCA?

Yes! :D:

Fenway
05-11-2006, 08:25 PM
I should do a poll: what's worse: the Wave or YMCA?

don't forget Steinbrenner's favorite song after NYNY

Cottoneye Joe ( every 7th inning at the Stadium )

Chicken Dinner
05-11-2006, 08:25 PM
People should be watching the game. NO WAVE!!!

itsnotrequired
05-11-2006, 08:27 PM
I could care less about the wave. I don't participate and it doesn't bother me.

twentywontowin
05-11-2006, 08:28 PM
It's not a soccer game, no wave.

SOX ADDICT '73
05-11-2006, 08:32 PM
Aw, what's the big deal? Myself, I could take or leave the wave, though I'd prefer to stay in my seat and watch the game. But the wave made my wife happy (we were there Tuesday), and anything that increases her enjoyment of the game is a good thing (as it usually leads to me seeing more games).

Plus, it's not as if it was a tight, nerve-wracking game, with the wave being started and perpetuated by a bunch of morons oblivious to the situation. It was a 9-1 blowout. The game was well in hand, and the fans were having fun.

Lighten up on those who enjoy the wave. Stay in your seat if you prefer - I do when I'm with my buds and not the wife.

thomas35forever
05-11-2006, 08:34 PM
I tried not to give in to temptation, but my willpower crumbled quickly. Maybe I need some help.

HAR-OLD
05-11-2006, 08:34 PM
the only thing worse than the wave is throwing back home runs,
the ONLY thing

skobabe8
05-11-2006, 08:37 PM
I'll never do the wave and am proud that it doesnt show up on the south side very often. That being said, I was glad to see it on tuesday night and here's why: the three young boys we brought with us were bored and getting restless. I saw the wave trying to get started and I thought this could be a good way to keep their attention for a while. The game was a blow out, and even though converted and I were into it, the boys were not (they know little about baseball also). I encouraged them to participate in it and they loved it. Even though they couldn't figure out why her and I didnt. :smile:

soxinem1
05-11-2006, 08:42 PM
Ever since I was a kid in the early 80's futile attempts of 'The Wave' have been common. As much as I cannot stand it, it's been around.

whtsx1959
05-11-2006, 08:43 PM
I didn't mind the wave on tuesday. It was a blowout - I believe waves are acceptable/understable under this circumstance.

chidonez
05-11-2006, 09:02 PM
I have to admit, I used to love the wave in the Astrodome growing up, and I kind of like the yahoo's who'd start it. Then again, I was about 10, and the 'Strohs weren't that good until '86, although I got to see Nolan lots of times.

That said, you can't stop the wave when you have a full stadium all the time. Lately, I've been finding and downloading videos of Brazilian soccer matches, not for the sport, but for the scenes of the fans. If only we could bring our own fireworks into the stadium. Now that would be something.

RealMenWearBlack
05-11-2006, 09:42 PM
I didn't participate in the wave on Tuesday, but the game was so far out of reach for the Angels it was somewhat understandable.

voodoochile
05-11-2006, 11:25 PM
Ever since I was a kid in the early 80's futile attempts of 'The Wave' have been common. As much as I cannot stand it, it's been around.

Yep. I remember going to games at Old Comiskey and having it start. I never cared for it and always tried to get people not to participate. Found it to be horrible luck back when I believed in that stuff.

It also was a staple at Soldier for a while. I remember one game at SF it kept going and going and finally someone got fed up and sent one the other way when it crested, it died because people who had just stood up, didn't realize they had to stand up again.

TheDarkGundam
05-11-2006, 11:38 PM
Joosh and me tried to get a wave going in WSI Chat a few days ago.
It didn't work out too well.

Anyway, yeah. The wave is annoying and stupid.

Fabs
05-12-2006, 12:02 AM
Tuesday I refused to do the wave. The Red Sox fans with us did, though. They thought it was fun. I, on the other hand, was paing attention to the game. Let them do the wave, I'll watch the game, but I won't partake.

Corlose 15
05-12-2006, 12:31 AM
On the sunday game vs the Royals last week some morons started doing the wave a few sections over. Not a big deal but this was during the top of the 8th inning when the Royals had a runner on third in a tie ballgame. McCarthy trying to get the Sox out of the inning and these idiotas are doing the stupid wave.:angry:

Hey morons, if something important is happening on the field shut up and watch the game.

sox230
05-12-2006, 12:54 AM
It al depends on the sport/venue for the wave. I will never ever do the wave at Sox games because it has not been a tradition of the Sox or at the Cell. Here in Ann Arbor, the wave is a tradition at the 3rd quarte at the Big House started by the students and I will do it because it's tradition.

ShoelessJoeS
05-12-2006, 01:55 AM
I could care less about the wave. I don't participate and it doesn't bother me.My thoughts exactly. If people enjoy doing it, good for them.

mbwhitesox
05-12-2006, 02:10 AM
Funny story about Tuesday's wave. I was there on a date with a girl from my work. She'd never been to the Cell before (she's a Brewers fan), and I'm happy to report she had a great time and really liked the Sox and thought the stadium was "better than expected".

Anyways, as the wave came around I sort of rolled my eyes and I explained to her that I thought the wave was lame, so of course she and most of the people in my section did it, and she tried to get me to join in, but I wouldn't. So after the wave came around the second time and I remained seated I got a pat on the back from a couple of the guys sitting behind me who seemed like good Sox fans and praised for not giving into it.

Can't say it helped me on the date any, but it's nice to know I'm not the only one who thinks the wave is stupid. :cool:

Jurr
05-12-2006, 07:32 AM
Look at PNC Park as a good example of a place where the wave would possibly be acceptable. If you're paying to go to a park and the game's over by the third inning, and you are loyal enough to stay and watch that slop, then by all means.

Those fans are getting robbed day in and day out by a cheap owner (BTW, remember when our owner was "cheap"?). Let 'em do the wave. Not in our park. Our team is actually worth paying attention to.

chi_guy
05-12-2006, 09:15 AM
I could care less about the wave. I don't participate and it doesn't bother me.

I completely agree. Who cares. My son likes to do and see the wave so I let him. It doesn't hurt anything. I don't participate.

itsnotrequired
05-12-2006, 09:21 AM
I completely agree. Who cares. My son likes to do and see the wave so I let him. It doesn't hurt anything. I don't participate.

I get a little chuckle out of those that try to get others in their section to not do the wave. If it was something that happened throughout the game, every game, then something would need to be done but as it is, I don't see the big deal.

I've been to every home game this year and I believe I have seen the wave at only three games. It lasts for a half inning and then it is over. Big deal.

BackNBlack
05-12-2006, 09:36 AM
I only wave when the opposing pitcher gets yanked, Na na na na hey hey goodbye!

vegyrex
05-12-2006, 02:18 PM
I don't wave.

MushMouth
05-12-2006, 02:22 PM
the only thing worse than the wave is throwing back home runs,
the ONLY thing

100% agree

It's imbecilic and distracts from the game.

I was a shea stadium last week and they had it going at one point, meanwhile, they had given up 4 runs and nobody in the levels doing the wave seemed to notice. Just reminds me of people who don't care about the game on the field.

DEATH TO THE WAVE!

MrRoboto83
05-12-2006, 10:53 PM
I was mad when I saw the wave going on Tuesday in the 8th inning, Freddy was pitching a gem trying to get out of that eight inning and instead of giving him a standing Ovation or cheering loud, everyone was wrapped up in the stupid wave. I kept stating to the people in front of me "you are blocking my view"

chidonez
05-13-2006, 01:47 AM
Man, c'mon... It's not like people throwing the ball back on the field, that's lame. But think about the kids. I kind of think the fans should be having as much fun as possible, short of running on the field or worse. Let's not get all sore about it.

Nellie_Fox
05-13-2006, 02:10 AM
Man, c'mon... It's not like people throwing the ball back on the field, that's lame. But think about the kids. I kind of think the fans should be having as much fun as possible, short of running on the field or worse. Let's not get all sore about it.Throwing the ball back is incredibly stupid, but it doesn't block my view of the action every 30 damn seconds.

Chips
05-13-2006, 04:14 AM
I hate it! I refused to do it tuesday and i tried to get people in my section to stop.

The wave rules!

bigsqwert
05-13-2006, 10:58 AM
As much as I hate the wave I find it equally annoying to see people going out of their way trying to stop it. They're appareently annoyed because people are supposed to watch the game yet you see them yelling (sometimes swearing) at people for getting involved in the wave and not paying attention to the game as well. If you don't like it ignore it. I'm sure there are lots of kids at the game who aren't as die hard baseball fans as we are and actually enjoy seeing the wave. Let it be. No reason to have veins bulging out of your forehead and neck while screaming at people to stop. You look foolish.

miker
05-13-2006, 12:19 PM
I try not to wave at the ballpark, especially while driving on the Dan Ryan.

It's probably safe to do from the Red Line or Metra, however...

Dancin' Homer
05-13-2006, 12:43 PM
2006 is not 1972. No wave. Ever.

I was at a game earlier this year when the Sox had bases loaded and some *******s tried to start the wave! I mean *****! Why are you even here if you can't be bothered to watch a bases juiced situation??

The only thing that bothers me as much is when people stand up and turn around and raise their arms up to get other people to stand. If you want to stand fine, but keep clapping and stop telling me what to do.

Sorry, but thanks for letting me vent...

tick53
05-13-2006, 01:54 PM
The wave sucks!

SweetnesSox
05-13-2006, 01:57 PM
Throwing the ball back is incredibly stupid, but it doesn't block my view of the action every 30 damn seconds.

for a full second? whoops!

it blocks my view less than someone getting up to go to the bathroom. Where's the "stop peeing" thread?

voodoochile
05-13-2006, 03:01 PM
for a full second? whoops!

it blocks my view less than someone getting up to go to the bathroom. Where's the "stop peeing" thread?

What if the same person got up to pee every 30-seconds?

Johnny Mostil
05-13-2006, 03:40 PM
What if the same person got up to pee every 30-seconds?

O my word, so you sat next to me at the (one) game I took my kids to last year?:redface:

ode to veeck
05-13-2006, 03:41 PM
Man, c'mon... It's not like people throwing the ball back on the field, that's lame. But think about the kids. I kind of think the fans should be having as much fun as possible, short of running on the field or worse. Let's not get all sore about it.

You're right it's not like throwing the ball back on the field, it's even lamer, dumber, worthless, and many other adjectives that won't pass the WSI language filters

SweetnesSox
05-13-2006, 04:18 PM
What if the same person got up to pee every 30-seconds?

the wave doesn't last all game. also if they got up every thirty seconds for one full second for... let's say 3 minutes, they're blocking my view for a full 6 seconds. The Wave isn't THAT BAD. If something as stupid as the wave gets you upset... I dunno what to tell ya. get over it? start a mass circulation of e-mail? write your senator? I'll go with the first option.

oscars gamble
05-13-2006, 05:51 PM
I like to watch the group of people who try to start the wave. They give the old 1,2,3 and then up, and then yell because at first no one in the next section joins in. The first three go arounds are amusing to watch.

The wave starters usually consist of Frat Bros with stacked cups of beer.

Beer Can Chicken
05-13-2006, 06:37 PM
The wave is a grassroots movement at its purest level. I'm pro-grassroots.