Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Hey, guess where I am?
I am sooooooooo glad baseball season is here. But only 2 or 3 games into the season, I have seen enough of one thing. I am really tired of the cell phone people. You know these people, right? They are usually seated behind home plate, or beside the dugouts. They are ALWAYS on their cell phones waving over the batter's shoulder at whoever is on the other end of that phone conversation.

I tune into the broadcast to watch the game. I am not interested in seeing cell phone people. I think it is a tremendous waste of a great seat for WATCHING THE GAME!!!! That's the problem here. If you are looking out at me over Mark Teixeira's left shoulder, and you've got a cell phone up to your head, and you're waving or looking down holding your other ear shut, you are hardly a baseball fan who deserves dugout level seats on the Braves' side of the infield. At the risk of saying someting ugly, you are hardly a fan at all. I don't pay my satellite TV bill to watch you making sure your buddies see you.

This is one of the reasons I cannot argue with Red Sox or Yankees fans. Their fans go to the stadium to watch the game. Their fans show up at road games to root for the visiting team. Take a look around Turner Field, and you will see too many people who are there only to be seen not to watch. Don't get me started on the people who are only there to do the wave.

Unless you are at your first game ever and want to thank your Grandpa in Alaska who loves baseball for the sweet tickets he bought you, either hang up or give your seat to a kid who wants to grow up to be Brian McCann.

1 comment:

DMaC said...

I'll have to agree with the exception of the Braves' playoff games a few years back when Eric Gregg was in the process of being reprimanded for his strike calls. In which case an irate fan recieving calls from friends and family asking if this was really as insane as it appears is justified in his cell-fan-watch-and-talk.