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A Plea to end the Gary Glitter "Hey, You Suck!" chant


Mr Snuffleupagus

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I disagree, I think it's operating at about 75% participation, it was extremely noticeable during the playoffs. It's one thing in a college setting. It's another when you're trying to promote a family friendly experience, and I don't even have kids.

Well I certainly don't get to as many games as I'd like, but at the ones I've been to it's nowhere near 75%. Maybe - maybe - 75% say the "Hey" part. But not everyone that says "Hey" also says "you suck", in fact I would say most don't.

Watching on TV or listening on radio, I hear "Hey - garble garble".

I could see it being higher during the playoffs against the Yankees. Shoot, I'd probably participate in it myself then. I was at the 2nd playoff game but honestly don't remember if they played it.

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Any "You Suck" chants are classless. That kind of fits in a college environment (except when the band played it at M&T bank stadium when the Plebes came out) but not in a professional stadium environment. I think the Os' should stop playing it as well. As for the Seven Nation Army chant, I'd rather that stay just with the Ravens. More of a football thing for me.

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Love Gary Glitter at Oriole games

Hate the "You suck!" chant.

I wish there was a way to preserve the great tradition of playing it after homers but it seems like the only way to get rid of the classless "HEY!!! YOU SUCK!!" is to get rid of Rock n Roll pt 2 altogether. Quite depressing...

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Any "You Suck" chants are classless. That kind of fits in a college environment (except when the band played a M&T bank stadium when the Plebes came out) but not in a professional stadium environment. I think the Os' should stop playing it as well. As for the Seven Nation Army chant, I'd rather that stay just with the Ravens. More of a football thing for me.

I think the Seven Nation Army thing has become stale as well, but at least its something the fans start on their own without being asked by the scoreboard. Its kinda, and I stress kind of, cool to hear the fans start the chant, and THEN the PR people play the beat afterwards.

I like the hey hey song. While I am not much on telling people they suck, I like the song.

Da da da da da da....TEX, YOU SUCK! <----I'm telling ya, this could really catch on!

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I think the Seven Nation Army thing has become stale as well, but at least its something the fans start on their own without being asked by the scoreboard. Its kinda, and I stress kind of, cool to hear the fans start the chant, and THEN the PR people play the beat afterwards.

I like the hey hey song. While I am not much on telling people they suck, I like the song.

Da da da da da da....TEX, YOU SUCK! <----I'm telling ya, this could really catch on!

I fully support a "Tex, you suck" chant! :D

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Love Gary Glitter at Oriole games

Hate the "You suck!" chant.

I wish there was a way to preserve the great tradition of playing it after homers but it seems like the only way to get rid of the classless "HEY!!! YOU SUCK!!" is to get rid of Rock n Roll pt 2 altogether. Quite depressing...

Well getting rid of Rock n Roll part 2 is a great idea and most teams have.

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While we are piling on the stadium fan experience can I put a vote out for banning the charge chant when there are two outs in the 8th, with two strikes and no one on, with the Os down by 4+ runs. I know someone is just trying to liven up the crowd, but let's reserve that for a close game with men on base. You know, when the hitters need to feel the crowd support.

I agree with not yelling " you suck" to the opposing team too.

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Have we forgotten our heritage? We are spawn of the Concrete Lady. The World's Largest Outdoor Insane Asylum. And if you've been to a game with Scottiebaseball, you know he has not forgotten.

I do think Gary Glitter is just awful though. And I leave the chant to the youngsters.

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Same here. I also think the 7 Nation Army chant is stupid.
Though Jack White is awesome.
I do agree with this.
BECAUSE Jack White is awesome.

Jack White's entire body of work is amazing. Best musician of the early 21st century for my money.

The message coming from my eyes it says leave it alone

Don't want to hear about it, every single one's got a story to tell.

And if I catch ya commin back my way

I'm gonna serve it to you

And that ain't what you want to hear

But that's what I'll do

-

And the feelin' commin from my bones

Says find a home

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I disagree, I think it's operating at about 75% participation, it was extremely noticeable during the playoffs. It's one thing in a college setting. It's another when you're trying to promote a family friendly experience, and I don't even have kids.

I have a kid but really we need to not worry so much about shocking their little souls. They are tougher than we know and they enjoy a little ribbing also.

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While we are piling on the stadium fan experience can I put a vote out for banning the charge chant when there are two outs in the 8th, with two strikes and no one on, with the Os down by 4+ runs. I know someone is just trying to liven up the crowd, but let's reserve that for a close game with men on base. You know, when the hitters need to feel the crowd support.

I agree with not yelling " you suck" to the opposing team too.

But you agree that it is ok to yell that at Teixeiria? :)

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Jack White's entire body of work is amazing. Best musician of the early 21st century for my money.

And if I catch ya commin back my way

I'm gonna serve it to you

And that ain't what you want to hear

But that's what I'll do

-

And the feelin' commin from my bones

Says find a home

We may need to try Jack when Hank needs a break. In the game threads. Jack is the far superior musician. And an equally strange dude.

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