Nationals players speak out in favor of 'The Wave'

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Personally, I'm not a big fan of the ballpark phenomenon known as "The Wave." It's cheesy and distracting, especially since it has a tendency to pop up at important moments. I can't even begin to count how many times times that I've seen the wave break out while there were men on base in close games.

Some people like the wave, though, and that's totally cool. It's just not my thing. In the span of about a half hour on Tuesday afternoon, a trio of Nationals players took to Twitter to defend the wave:

Well, maybe it's a stretch to say reliever Ryan Mattheus defended the wave. He seems indifferent more than anything.

There apparently was a wave-related dust-up at Nationals Park over the weekend, which led to some fans being ejected, according to Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. They weren't ejected for doing the wave, however. There was just an argument between wave-lovers and wave-haters that led to some getting the boot. I guess that's what led to Tuesday's lovefest on Twitter.

There is no stopping the wave, really. Way too many people enjoy it. People like me who don't like it just learn to live with it. The wave thing should never result in fans being ejected from the game, though. There's no reason to be obnoxious in your efforts to either start or end the thing. Just let it be.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for,,,... Full Bio

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