Re: The Howl
I liked the vuvuzelas at the world cup because it was a glimpse into another culture. Would I hate it at an actual match if I attended? Probably. But I would respect it as tradition in the stadium I was visiting. It was representative of how things were done differently in South Africa.
Nothing about the woo is even remotely traditional. It was started by some drunken yahoos in an extra inning game, somehow picked up steam and has carried on. It isn't clever, funny, enjoyable, or anything representative of Reds baseball. For hundreds of years baseball has been played in Cincinnati without people "Wooing" for no reason. You know what players like? CHEERING. Support for your home team. Going nuts on big plays. Lots of noise leading up to a big moment. You actually think players like random fans cowling at the top of their lungs!?
I can't believe it's still going on. It's embarrassing really. Try explaining to an outsider why your fans are randomly yelling. It's impossible. There is no reasoning behind it. I think the people that do it and the people that support it get a kick out of seeing people get upset and embarrassed about it, and that's what's caused it to keep going. It's just people screaming for attention, and it's pathetic in my opinion.