Banning the wave: about time!

http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/index?id=6816167

Nothing drives me up the wall morethan going to a ballgame, and seeing some drunken idiots decide they need to be the center of attention and try and start the wave.  It has been a long time since I have been to a game where this has been successful, and I admit that I privately am happy to see it fail.  But this inheritence from soccer has no place at a baseball game, especially when the game is actally being played.

It seems that the American League champion Texas Rangers, under the presidency of Hall of Fame immortal Nolan Ryan, have decided to not only try and bring a stop to the nonsense, but actually do it the right way.  Rather than screaming and yelling and whooping and hollering at people to stop, they are doing it with some gentle comedy.

If you visit the link, you will see what the Rangers post on the scoreboard.  Among other things it is a health warning that people may get hurt, and that children caught participating may be sold to the circus.

Go get ’em Rangers!

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