Originally Posted by Homer Bailey
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.
Try this: we had an insanely long extra inning game last year, the stadium was 95% empty and people started randomly wooing (which pretty much everyone found funny) and it just stuck.
Wow, that was impossible.
People go to sporting events all the time and yell things that if you really think about it are stupid and annoying. I find the constant playing of fight songs and college games to be annoying. The organ at Wrigley annoys the pee out of me. Grown men heckling other grown men? Very stupid.