There’s been a long debate over the wave at baseball games since it’s inception in the 1980’s. Many seem it was fun when it first started and is still awesome to do when there’s a full crowd that makes it look good. It seems that the tide has turned on the wave and true baseball fans want to just enjoy the game without fans standing up in front of them repeatedly. After this column from Dan Steinberg from the DC Sports Bog, Nationals superstar is the next to weigh in and wants the wave to stay, especially at Nationals Park.
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) April 30, 2013
And followed it up with the backing of teammate Jayson Werth.
All-star shortstop is also in on Nationals fans continuing to do the wave during games.
Wave on DC, wave on.
— Ian Desmond (@IanDesmond20) April 30, 2013
Nationals relief pitcher Ryan Mattheus also weighed in on the controversy.
As a player I could care less if people do the wave. And I think it is ridiculous if fans are being ejected for doing the wave.
— Ryan Mattheus (@RyanMattheus) April 30, 2013
What are your thoughts on the wave? Should it stay or should fans be paying more attention to what’s on the field than in the stands? Let us know in the comments!
-Bryan Mapes (@IAmMapes)