Rangers continue campaign against The Wave with hilarious 'wave warning'

Mike Oz
June 11, 2014
Fans do The Wave at Fenway Park
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Boston Red Sox fans do The Wave a lot, but the Texas Rangers warn against it. (Getty Images)

The Texas Rangers are against The Wave, have been for a few years now. They join a good number of people in sports who think The Wave is a silly waste of time that distracts fans from the game. Valid point? Sure. Fun police? Yeah, that too.

Which ever side you're on, you have to admit that the Rangers put up a pretty funny anti-wave message Tuesday night at Globe Life Park (that's the fancy new name of their stadium, if you didn't know). The battered bobblehead is cute, but the message is even funnier when you consider how injured the Rangers roster is this year. Basically the only fully functional bodies they have at this point are Yu Darvish, Adrian Beltre and Ron Washington's unsmoked cigarettes.

The Rangers have done this kind of thing in the past, using funny fake warnings to discourage The Wave. In 2011, the tactic got a lot of attention when the club put up a warning saying doctors said The Wave would hurt fans and should, instead, be done at Miley Cyrus concerts. Good times.

The Rangers anti-wave message, circa 2011. 
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The Rangers anti-wave message, circa 2011. 

However, as we all well know, sometimes telling people not to do something actually has the reverse effect.

Keep fighting the good fight, Rangers. One, because The Wave is silly and, two, because given the team's bad luck this year, a fan may actually get hurt doing The Wave.

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