Posted on: July 21, 2009 12:07 am

The Wave has gotten out of control

The wave is getting out of hand. There are unwritten rules to doing the wave in a stadium, but I guess people have forgotten them. I'll write a few just to remind anyone who might read this. Here are my biggest forgotten rules:

1. Do Not do the wave when your team is losing! Nothing makes me angrier than watching fans give up on the game and resign to doing the wave. There are exceptions to this of course. One is that the wave must be done no matter what at the beginning of the 2nd quarter at Camp Randall.

2. Do Not do the wave while the opposing team is on offense! The wave is a sign of continuance. You want a rally, one person picking up the next person. You don't want this for the opposing team. It also takes all focus off the game.

3. Be careful when you cheer the wave! I hate when the wave finally gets all around the stadium and people erupt in cheer at a random moment. It sometimes makes it seem they are cheering the wrong things.

4. Finally, in the interest of my favorite team: The wave does not belong in Yankee Stadium. It never has, and it never should. The old chant used to be "Take the wave to Shea!" But I guess that doesn't work anymore. Maybe the old school atmosphere is gone and I have to accept that. Hopefully the real fans will return to the stadium come playoff time and with them the wave will be forced out.


The wave is a fun thing to do at a sporting event. I just think there is a time and a place for it.

Posted on: February 9, 2009 3:14 pm
Edited on: February 9, 2009 3:57 pm

Yankees fans need to support A-Rod for the team

All Yankee fans from opening day until October are going to have to unite in supporting Alex Rodriguez for the good of baseball and the Yankees. He may be “Soft,” but that only makes him more the product of his era. The way he came out and admitted to using similar to Andy Pettitte could signal the end of this controversy for some time. He appologized, so it is now possible to get past this. It all depends on what he does on the field, and he needs the fans to have his back to do so. In A-Rod’s MVP years, he has come out strong and fans have cheered. This fueled him to do better. If he came out of the gates slow and received Bronx cheers, he stalled, sputtered, and became erratic. When A-Rod steps to the plate on April 16th in the New Yankee Stadium, he needs to know that Yankees fans support him or we’ll all be in for a very long year. Yankee Fans: Think about our team and stand up for the guy even if you are disappointed in him. A ring on his finger will put this in the past until he comes on the ballot for the Hall of Fame in 15 years.

Posted on: February 7, 2009 1:52 pm

Leave A-ROD alone! (for now)

When I woke up to numerous separate texts this morning with things like “A-Frauds a cheater!,” “F&$k AROD,” and various other vulgarities, my first trip was obviously over to my computer to see what in the world the man could have done now. What I saw was shocking, depressing, and a real blow to Rodriguez, the Yankees, and their fans. I have little doubt the story is true, but why would it be published? The 2003 samples were to be destroyed, only not done so because of Bond’s perjury case. This information never should have surfaced. I’m not blaming the writers since it is their right to publish any valid story to sell magazines or increase web traffic, but they really are going after his reputation. This story can induce no penalty on Alex; it can only hurt him and his fans emotionally. Even though I don’t particularly love A-ROD, I will not deny that he is possibly the greatest all around player to ever play the game. I say let him be if it is the case where he only tested once before penalties, but I’m sure the majority of baseball fans disagree. If he tested positive in Pinstripes, I’d be furious. Still, any excuse to hate the Yankees, their players, or their past managers seems to sell papers, so no end is in sight on this topic.

Posted on: February 5, 2009 6:41 pm

Ben Sheets: Big Risk-Big Reward

Did all of Major League Baseball know something that the fans didn't? Everyone knew Ben Sheets was injury plagued, but he's still got some great stuff. For a while, I was hoping that my Yankees would give him a shot to be our #4 or #5 starter. It's a good thing they didn't. I've been wondering for so long why so many teams have been holding off on signing this talented pitcher. I guess now we know. I'm curious how much he can get in a rehab type deal. He'll still find some team who'll take a big risk for a big reward on him. He's still young and has a lot of talent. We'll see how it pays off in about a month into the season for whoever signs him.

Posted on: February 1, 2009 11:56 pm
Edited on: February 2, 2009 12:24 am

Superbowl good, but not the best

Just a quick note here. Absolutely an amazing Superbowl. But really...Goodell should never say that any game can top that of last years. Superbowl XLII was the best in history, and probably will be for the foreseeable future. The best play in NFL history is an unknown player catching a ball against his helmet from an MVP's little brother. That’s how it should be. Congrats to the Steelers, and well done Cardinals. That was a very fun game to watch.

Posted on: February 1, 2009 4:40 am
Edited on: February 4, 2009 6:30 pm

Now Pitching at the New Yankee Stadium...

When I think of the New Yankee Stadium, I think of a new beginning. As Semisonic said "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." I couldn't be happier with the man who is lined up to give the Yankees their new beginning. Andy Pettitte has signed on to be our 5th starter. The 10th game of the season is the Yankees home opener. Anyone see where I'm going with this? The first man to officially throw a baseball off the mound at the new cathedral of baseball will be someone who truly deserves it. Andy was brought up in the organization, has earned four rings, and is one of the truest Yanks to wear the pinstripes in many years. I'm proud to say that he, instead of some high paid free agent, should get the ball on opening day. I hope Girardi makes this happen. A true Yankee should get the ball.

Posted on: January 30, 2009 7:28 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2009 3:13 am

New Yankee Stadium Seat Relocations

I have supported my team, the Yankees, through thick and thin. I was happy for them when they spent over 450 million on three players. Stayed with them when they decided to move to a new stadium, no matter how unneeded. I stuck with them after the ousted Torre, when they never should have done so.

I don't know how much more I can take. My seats for the past 11 years have been behind home plate, upper deck. Best seats for the buck, started at only $14 per seat. I didn't mind them bumping up the price on us over the past years, leveling out at $25 per seat. I looked forward to finding out where my new seats would be at the New Yankee Stadium, until today. I found out I moved from behind home plate, out to the right field foul pole. When I called and asked why the hell they would do this, I found that my old section was now reserved for corporate people who had purchased seats last year, but didnt want to pay the new price. So now they took the loyal fans seats. Now I'm stuck with a partly obstructed view in the nosebleeds under the damn facade.

The Yankees have finally screwed over their fans. No wonder people have despised this organization for so long. I was raised a Yankee fan, and I'll die one, but that doesn't mean I won't be pissed off at them. The Yanks need to get their priorities straight. Quickly.

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