Originally Posted by Tom Servo
I can understand not liking it, but I don't see how it's embarrassing. Empty seats at home games is embarrassing. So is the away team having more vocal support than the Reds. The howl? Not so much.
In baseball, more than any other sport, there is a large group of fans who view the game as some sort of sacrosanct religious experience meant to be treated with respect and dignity.
My personal take is that baseball (and sports in general) is fun. Put differently, any human endeavor that encourages elderly out of shape men to wear athletic costumes and engage in pantomime debates with arbiters (including the kicking of dirt and wild gesticulations) that they literally cannot win contains a heaping helping of absurdity. I celebrate the color and the silliness in the game.
You can probably guess where I come down on the WOO.