How to Not Be an Asshole at an Indians Game

We go to Tribe games for different reasons. Some of us want to have a nice family outing with the little ones. Others want to let loose and throw back a few brews with friends. And some of us — gasp — actually love the sport of baseball. Whatever your reason for going to see the Tribe play this year, let's all just agree to some common courtesies that will benefit everybody.

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 Wear some Tribe gear, or at least one of the team's colors. You got to look the part, people.
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Wear some Tribe gear, or at least one of the team's colors. You got to look the part, people.

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 Don't open a damn umbrella to shield yourself from the sun or a little bit of rain. Things like sunglasses, hats and rain jackets should work just as well.
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Don't open a damn umbrella to shield yourself from the sun or a little bit of rain. Things like sunglasses, hats and rain jackets should work just as well.

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  Keep your stupid “Keep the Chief” shirt at home. If you’re a grown man or woman and you’re so attached to a cartoon character, then, well, maybe you’re not a grown man or woman.
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Keep your stupid “Keep the Chief” shirt at home. If you’re a grown man or woman and you’re so attached to a cartoon character, then, well, maybe you’re not a grown man or woman.

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  Don't arrive late if you have decent seats, thereby tempting somebody else to commandeer your decent seats and setting up an awkward situation. 
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Don't arrive late if you have decent seats, thereby tempting somebody else to commandeer your decent seats and setting up an awkward situation.

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  Don't be an idiot during the national anthem. Put your hand over your heart or take a knee or whatever you want to do, but don't be that guy who is just yapping the whole time.
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Don't be an idiot during the national anthem. Put your hand over your heart or take a knee or whatever you want to do, but don't be that guy who is just yapping the whole time.

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 Don't ever get up out of your seat while the Indians are batting. This is YOUR team.
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Don't ever get up out of your seat while the Indians are batting. This is YOUR team.

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 Hell, don't get up while the other team is batting either, unless it’s between batters. Because, rude.
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Hell, don't get up while the other team is batting either, unless it’s between batters. Because, rude.

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 Refrain from disrespecting America's pastime by yelling out inappropriate (or evil and racist) insults at the other team's players. Creative insults are fine; other types are just rude. And what you think is some hilarious insult is usually just hilariously dumb.
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Refrain from disrespecting America's pastime by yelling out inappropriate (or evil and racist) insults at the other team's players. Creative insults are fine; other types are just rude. And what you think is some hilarious insult is usually just hilariously dumb.

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 Forget about the wave. Don’t try to start the wave. Don’t have anything to do with the wave. Especially if it’s a close game. There’s nothing worse than not being able to focus on and see a big moment of the game because someone in front is throwing their hands in the air.
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Forget about the wave. Don’t try to start the wave. Don’t have anything to do with the wave. Especially if it’s a close game. There’s nothing worse than not being able to focus on and see a big moment of the game because someone in front is throwing their hands in the air.

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 Try not to be so reactionary. No, Corey Kluber doesn’t suck because he had a bad outing. No, they shouldn’t bench Carlos Santana because his average is low (check his OBP.) There are 162 games. Just because a guy had a bad day or two doesn’t mean they entirely suck (well, except for Tyler Naquin). 
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Try not to be so reactionary. No, Corey Kluber doesn’t suck because he had a bad outing. No, they shouldn’t bench Carlos Santana because his average is low (check his OBP.) There are 162 games. Just because a guy had a bad day or two doesn’t mean they entirely suck (well, except for Tyler Naquin).

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