Originally Posted by Eric in IL
The towel thing is getting pretty tired. If it must be done, the towels should be Red so they are not as distracting to the outfielders.
They put the sign up at the game to NOT wave them when the Reds are in the stands. It is a advantage to the Offense to have those towels going to distract fielders on plays, i.e. throws to first(imagine a sea of white movement in Rolen and Votto's sightline on a close play to 1st, or the SF SS and 1B).
The Towels should be White and the fans should be smart enough at the game to know when to and when NOT to waive those towels. This is the Home field advantage, like cheering when your Defense is on the field in football to make it harder for the Offense to audible.
Wave them when the Reds are at bat, DO NOT wave them when the Reds are in the field.