Noise Makers Plus Baseball Equals Trash

Wesley YeeContributor IApril 17, 2009

MIAMI - JANUARY 08:  A cheerleader of the Oklahoma Sooners holds up a sign reading noise during the FedEx BCS National Championship Game against the Florida Gators at Dolphin Stadium on January 8, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

What do you think of when you ponder the game of baseball? Hot dogs, beer, soda, peanuts, cracker jack, and the crack of the bat? Yep, sounds about right.

How about drums? whistles? thunder-slapping? Cmon.

MLB needs to jump on this garbage asap. There is NO place at a major league ball park for artificial noisemakers like drums and thundersticks.

Having attended two of the Red Sox vs. Athletics games this past week, I was struck by the incredible annoyance of idiotic fans.  Their idea of enjoying a baseball game involved soliciting stares of annoyance for blowing into plastic horns, beating a drum at inopportune times, and shrilling a whistle in leiu of clapping.

I’m convinced that these so called “fans” show up only to draw attention to themselves by making ridiculous un-baseball related noises that serve only to irritate fans of both teams. If you see one of these idiots, let them know how you feel. I sure did.

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