Our personal favorite moment of our night at RFK Stadium was when the tiny smattering of Nationals fans spread throughout the place tried to cobble together a version of The Wave. The response of our Deadspin corner was instantaneous: We scoffed, scowled, booed, grumbled. We were very proud.
Well, the national menace that is The Wave has now made its way to the sacred kegs of Wrigley Field. As one would probably expect, Cubs fans are up in arms. As well they should be.
The Chicago Tribune interviews the Patient Zero of The Wave, Krazy George Henderson, and we are not the least bit surprised that the guy who proudly proclaims that he invented the wave calls himself "Krazy George." His quote will make you cringe even more.
"I think it would be much more acceptable if it started somewhere like Yankee Stadium," George said. "Then it would probably be bowed down to by baseball fans and they'd put a monument up."
For the record, it does not make one a "purist" to hate the wave. It just makes one "not a moron."
Wave Goodbye? Hardly [Chicago Tribune]