Hypothetically, lets say the Reds had a crazy fan base and there was a section or two filled with UC and/or Xavier students and they wanted to treat it like a college basketball game. Whenever the Cubs were batting, they were yelling and doing chants and such. I think the A's actually have something like that, not necessarily with college students but just a crazy section in the outfield. Would you want that to be banned? You can hear it on TV and when in the ballpark so it must "disrupt" the viewing on television and the in park experience, no?
I highly doubt anybody here would want that. Which brings us back to the point people want it banned because they find it annoying, which is not even close to a legitimate reason to do so.
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If only it were a Howlin Wolf howl, or Werewolves of London ... as howls go, it's pretty weak.
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If the woo is really enough to keep somebody from watching on tv or attending the games, that's pretty sad. I'm not crazy about it and certainly don't participate in it, but if somebody shells out good money for a ticket, why can't they woo? I just don't see what the big deal is, really.
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Yeah, I'm not a big fan of it either, but I also certainly wouldn't advocate banning it or throwing someone out of the ballpark either. That's dumb.
Heck, I was a wise butt once and liked tweaking people's noses about things and being rebellious and saying and doing things that hacked people off. So if you want to make an idiot of yourself, have at it. But I'll also give you the skunk eye and say its stupid. Get off my lawn, punk.
Hopefully we will come to some kind of adult-like resolution without first amendment rights getting violated or fistfights breaking out or mass revolts in leafy streets of Cincinnati. After all, we are all Reds fans and I would like to think that common thread supercedes all.
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For the record, I'm not arguing for it to be banned. I don't think that's really possible to control. I just think it's idiotic, and I believe people are doing it now simply because it's idiotic, for attention, and because they know it irks people.
Seems like a lot of people are overcomplicating this.
The "howlers" are really just saying "look at me" and/or "I can annoy you if I feel like it 'cause it's fun!".
I'm fine looking if what they're doing is funny. It's just not.
And it gets very old after hearing it over and over.
If you're going to draw attention to yourself, at least be funny. This is just kind of sad.
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Thunder Sticks Are Banned At Most Stadiums Because They Are Loud And Annoying...Not Because They Are Dangerous
I think this is exactly why it seems to get "worse" or louder during weeknight/day games, and especially during extra innings. Those that are still around want that attention--and can get it easier due to the limited fans still in the stadium.
At Monday's game, I saw people that didn't do it the entire game but once it hit the 11th inning, they wouldn't stop howling.