Be brave and send “The Wave” to it’s grave
6/7/09 My 300th Entry!
Wow, take a few days off from blogging and the Rockies get their sheet together so to speak. The Rockies are confusing to me. I’m enjoying the ride but I never exactly know where we’re going or how long we’re staying.
Such is life if you’re a Rockies fan.
What is “The Wave” ?
A repeating and periodic disturbance which moves through a medium from one location to another is referred to as a wave.
Where did “The Wave” originate?
Depending on who you talk to there are several people who lay claim this honor. The first was a guy named “Krazy” George Henderson who according to some started the first wave at an Oakland A’s game in October 1981.
Another of the theories says that the first wave was attempted at a Washington Huskies football game in 1981 by TV personality Robb Weller and Bill Bissell the marching band director.
There are others who claim to have started “The Wave” but it was 1986 World Cup in Mexico that took “The Wave” worldwide.
It was referred to as “The Mexican Wave” or “La Ola” by the broadcasters.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that it is officially time for Rockies fans to retire our washed up version of “The Wave”.
Below is an example I filmed of a Coors Field “Wave”.
Most of ‘The Waves” at Coors Field are much worse than that. I think “The Wave” has outlived it’s usefulness and now it’s just an embarrassment to witness such a wimpy display of wavemenship.
This discouraging display of dexterity could be the reason the Rockies have played poorly at Coors Field this season.
It’s not like the players can’t see this pathetic performance from their patrons. Maybe witnessing the washed up wave gets inside their heads and messes with their flow.
You never know? Hecklers swear by it.
I say no more. Never again will I let the “just go with the flow” type of mentality entice me to stand up while juggling a camera, brat and my baseball glove.
Next time you’re at a game and you begin to “Feel it” and you think you should be the one to stand up and start the wave in your section…
Don’t, don’t do it. Resist that urge to make an fool of yourself.
If you have to stand up and do something, start a chant. Every time you stand up and perform “The Wave” you’re waving our chances of a win right out of the stadium.
Let’s end this knee jerking nonsense now. Baseball is a very superstitious sport. I think a poorly performed wave sends a message of “I don’t care” and I have to believe that all Rockies fans care.
I don’t want to be part of sending the wrong message.
You won’t see this Rockies fan taking the risk of spilling his six-dollar drink again.
I say any opposing teams home run ball that is caught or snagged should be tossed not onto the field but into the visiting teams bullpen.
Stand up and be heard as you take a seat against the wave :)
Go Rockies, bring that win streak home…D