Dale Murphy is my all-time favorite player, so when he starts talking about the wave on Twitter I’m definitely going to listen. Someone asked him to respond to today’s Los Angeles Times article about the stop the wave movement, more on that later, and he did.
..@rickklein Fans can have fun at the blllpark,but not when it takes away from other fans enjoyment of the gm. Wave bye to the ‘wave’.
So there we go, that should be enough. If Dale Murphy says it’s time to get rid of the wave, then it’s time to get rid of the wave. However, he didn’t stop there. Follow the jump to read more.
A couple hours later Murphy sent this follow up.
Three words re the wave..’down in front’!
Short, sweet and to the point.
Anyone out there seen the wave at Wrigley or Fenway? If it doesn’t happen there then it shouldn’t happen anywhere.
Well, he’s a little off here. Thanks to the Pink Hats in Boston the wave is becoming a much too common sight at Fenway. There was even one last Friday night in a tied game against the Yankees. There’s no way that would have happened in 2004 but it’s a different story now.
Ever since they started selling sushi, salads, and stuff like that at ballparks, this wave thing got out of control.
I know the wave used to happen at Fulton County Stadium when I grew up watching games there, but I don’t remember it happening as often as it does these days. Maybe it is because all the amenities at current ballparks bring in a more casual fan that just don’t know when it’s a bad time. And I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, new fans are a great thing for baseball. It’s just that they need a little coaching themselves.