So I went to a baseball game last weekend and I realized something. While the majority of fans are cool and well behaved, obnoxious fans are inescapable. And they come in all shapes and sizes. They are the people that make you wonder, why are they even here? Baseball tickets are not cheap. Why come if you’re not even going to be caring about the game?
So I decided to make a little compilation of some of the fans you want to avoid while at the game, and the fans that you definitely do not want to be.
Little note about the pic choice: I have nothing against the Rays or their fans. But come on, I don’t think anyone needs to be told that is not a good look. The cowbell is bad enough but if I got stuck behind that fro, I would flip.
The Constantly Getting Up From His Seat Fan
The average baseball game lasts for three hours. Most people are going to have to get out of their seat at least once during this time. Whether it’s to get food/drink or go to the bathroom, it’s going to happen. However, unless you have a bladder the size of a peanut, you should not have to get up at least twenty times within a baseball game. I don’t know what is worse; being stuck behind someone like this and constantly having your view of the game blocked or sitting next to someone like this and constantly having to get up to let them through. Probably the latter but they both really suck.
The Dressed for a Night-Out Female Fan
I was tempted to put the pink hat fan on here. While that does irritate me, at least that female fan realizes she is at a baseball game. I never understood what’s wrong with wearing the team’s colors, but this is still better than the girl who comes to the game all dolled up. You just look stupid wearing your fancy shirt and high heels at a baseball game. It simply doesn’t fit. A baseball cap, t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers can be really cute as well.
The Loves to do the Wave Fan
I find nothing more annoying at a sporting event than the wave. I can’t get into the whole “it’s so cool because we are going to get up and put our hands in the air at the same time” thing. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I go to actually watch the game. I didn’t pay money to randomly get up and raise my hands with the other people in my section.
The Spends the Whole Game on the Phone Fan
Is it really so hard to go to a game and actually watch it? If you have no interest in what’s happening on the field, don’t come! I did not pay money to hear you bitch about your horrible day at work. What’s really bad is the person giving the person on the other end a play-of-play of the game. Who the hell are you talking to? Do they not have a TV, radio, or computer by them? They can’t find out what’s going on in the game by themselves?
The Incredibly Obnoxious Drunk Fan
This is definitely the most common of the annoying fans. Sports and beer go hand in hand. There is nothing wrong with drinking at a game (even though getting drunk costs about a month’s salary). I’m talking about the fans who really overdo it. Screaming at the top of their lungs even when absolutely nothing is going on in the game. I don’t wanna have to get a hearing aid by the end of the game. When a fight breaks out, more than likely someone like this was behind it. I think men (and some women) need to be told that constantly starting fights does not prove your manhood.
The Incredibly Obnoxious Sober Fan
This is even worse than the drunk fan because there is no excuse. The obnoxious behavior cannot be blamed on alcohol. This is just your natural, everyday personality. It’s a game. Be loud, have fun. But don’t go so over the top that you ruin it for the others around you.
The Runs on to Field Naked and Slides into Second Base Fan
Actually be this fan. You may have to spend a night in jail and possibly a lot more, but it sure does provide a lot of entertainment. When the home team loses despite the ace of their staff going 6 1/3 innings with no earned runs, the fans need something to lift their spirits. They need something to make them laugh. You could be that guy.
So that’s just some of the annoying fans out there you want to avoid. There are plenty more.