I didn’t watch much of the Cubs game in Sunday and I certainly missed this sickening display.
This following is not a joke. I have been in a section at Wrigley Field where people have bought out the vendor of all his hot dogs just to throw at idiots who wanted to start The Wave. Whether I participated in the incident or not (or perhaps instigated) is still in dispute, but make no mistake…CUBS FANS DO NOT DO THE WAVE. PERIOD.
The reason I indicate this is the Ricketts’ fault is because now that they are on record blaming low attendance for the ability to upgrade the team on the field for the 2011 season (ie, blaming THE FANS for next year’s obvious woes), that means ticket prices won’t be as outrageous, thus letting your non-die-hard types into the ballpark who don’t perhaps know that The Wave is the drumming fingers of Satan himself.
I can almost see Tom Ricketts as The Judge from The Natural in a darkened skybox, peering through closed window slats, then lighting his mammoth cigar and chuckling softly to himself as The Wave made its way around the hallowed grounds of Wrigley Field, knowing full well his payroll would be increasingly lower as the desecration commenced.
If the Cubs had a real marketing guy…not like the man-tanning, hair dying, teeth whitening, 3 piece suit wearing Wally Heyward who points to the fact people take pictures with ‘the noodle’ outside Wrigley as success…they would put a stop to this Wave nonsense immediately, if not sooner.
But alas, there is no joy in Wrigleyville. Mighty tradition has struck out.
UPDATE: Video pending. They knew I was going to bash it, so they blocked it on YouTube. Again.
DOUBLE UPDATE: Suck on that, Wally. Thanks, TwitVid.