The announcers of a recent game between the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks were absolutely miffed when they discovered a bunch of friends who were taking photos of themselves and having fun while at a Major League Baseball game.
The friends can be seen in the above video taking photos, eating various snacks, laughing and generally having a great time instead of watching two teams who are combined 143-173 for the season play each other in a game of zero consequence.
Rather than commend the women for attending a game between two teams that have no hope of making the postseason, however, the announcers take to mocking their selfie-taking fun.
Some choice quotes:
- "Do you have to make faces when you take selfies?"
- "'That's the best one of the 300 pictures I've taken of myself today.'" [Mocking voice]
- "EVERY GIRL IN THE PICTURE IS LOCKED INTO THEIR PHONE. [Other guy: Oooh, lord.] EVERY SINGLE ONE IS DIALED IN. WELCOME TO PARENTING IN 2015. THEY'RE ALL JUST COMPLETELY TRANSFIXED BY THE TECHNOLOGY."
- "'Hold on, gotta take a selfie with the hot dog, selfie with the churro, selfie just of the selfie.'" [Mocking voice]
- "Peralta knocks it into center. David tonight 2-2, a leadoff single here in the fourth, aaaand nobody noticed."
- "I can't even get my phone to take pictures."
- "You know the beauty of baseball is you can sit next to your neighbor and have a conversation, or you can just completely ignore them."
- "Can we do an intervention?"
Poor announcers, what they don't realize is that taking selfies at baseball games has become something of a baseball tradition. Sure, it's a tradition less time-honored than, say, Cracker Jacks or getting in a verbal altercation with the drunk guy in Section 118, but that's only because selfie creators, otherwise known as smartphones, haven't existed as long as Cracker Jacks or mean, drunk people!
That's not to mention another important fact: Baseball games can be mind-numbingly boring but taking selfies with friends at baseball games is always fun. Check out this selfie I recently took with two of my friends at a Staten Island Yankees game.
Who won? No idea. To be honest, it doesn't matter. What matters is I remember having fun with my friends. Thanks, Instagram!
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