Poor sports etiquette is an epidemic that is sweeping our great nation, and I for one cannot stand the injustice anymore. So here are a couple quick rules to follow on your next trip to the ballpark.
First and foremost, no booing your own MVP caliber players. Yes I am talking to you Rangers fans.
The only reason to boo your own team is after a season of underachieving, not a poor three week stretch. It looks terrible, and it isn’t like they are trying to strike out, cut them some slack.
In one of the more horrifying events in the sports world last weekend, Kansas City Chiefs fans cheered when their quarterback Matt Cassel left the game with a concussion.
Under no circumstances is it okay to cheer when someone’s brain is bleeding, whether they are talented or not. As a fan, it is important to keep in mind that these players have lives and families too. So cheering after injuries is never the right thing to do.
Third, keep the bad language to a minimum. Of course, an all star shooting guard missing both free throws is enough to make anyone tear their hair out, but mix in an SAT word to describe his horrendous shooting display instead of a word with only four letters.
Not that bad language is the worst thing in the world, but there are probably children present. Parents pay good money to watch the game with their family, not explain where babies come from because of your potty mouth.
And finally, for the love of all things holy, do not walk in front of fellow fans during an at bat.
I understand everyone wants to get back to their seats, but nothing in the world is worse than missing a big hit because some dope is sliding past you, slurping his drink, and stepping on your toes while your favorite player scampers to second base.
That is the quickest way to become the most despised person in section 204 my friends. Just watch the game from the top of the stairs until the end of the at bat, and the world will be a better place for everyone.
Most importantly, don’t forget to have a good time. Pack the stands and scream your heart out with 70,000 of your closest friends. Every game is a chance to make memories with people you will never meet, and that’s why we are all fans in the first place.