The Los Angeles Angels are about to do a dangerous thing. They are about to take a stance on a subject as divisive as the designated hitter. Is it acceptable to take a selfie at a baseball game? The Angels are not only saying yes, they are encouraging it.
That ought to go over well.
We’re not so much outraged by the whole selfie thing. Baseball is a form of entertainment, do what you want and be happy. We’re more concerned about the team providing selfie sticks to all patrons. Some irresponsible fans might take to holding sword fights with them, and that could end in tragedy.
The Angels are likely aware of that outcome, and will probably be diligent in escorting those types of fans from the park quickly.
Even if fan safety is not an issue, selfies are a controversial topic among baseball fans. Last season, an Arizona State University sorority came under fire for taking one during a contest. They were briefly mocked by the announcers, but eventually came out on top.
It’s not like the Angels are going to ask fans to go for the record during an at-bat, either. We’re going to assume this will be done during an inning break, where there’s no fear of a flying bat or ball hitting a fan. So, anyone screaming “watch the game” can calm down.
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While we here at The Stew advocate being alert during games, it would be pretty neat to grab a selfie with Mike Trout as he reaches over the fence to rob a home run. We’re not saying it’s a smart move, but it would produce one of the coolest selfies we’ve ever seen.
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