As the Arizona Diamondbacks take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in Major League Baseball’s Opening Series in Australia, it has been interesting to note the differences and similarities in fan behavior.
Of particular note, apparently, is the excitement over foul balls at the Sydney Cricket Ground. We have heard multiple accounts of the joy, enthusiasm, and general kerfuffles over the chance to get potential souvenir baseballs. That is similar to the case back in the United States, where we are always willing to take a moment to celebrate a good effort by a fan to snare a foul ball.
Another fan behavior that overlaps in both the United States and Australia is far less enjoyable. It is awful, in fact.
I present to you Australia baseball fans doing the wave.
Confirmed: the wave is the worst, everywhere.
See more coverage of the Australia Opening Series on FanSided.