No offense intended to the good people of Arlington or the Dallas area in general, but if you’d asked me to guess which Major League Baseball franchise would have the keen aesthetics to discourage paying customers from participating in the lemming-like practice known as The Wave, the defending AL Champions wouldn’t have been in the top 5 candidates. So that take that, baseball sophisticates in New York, Chicago, Philly and Boston, it’s the team that employs such squares as Josh Hamilton and C.J. Wilson that had the good sense to embrace Stop The

A cynic might suggest that perhaps in light of recent tragic events in Arlington, the Rangers’ liability insurance carrier would prefer the club continue to pour cold water on any sudden movements in the stands, no matter how contrived. But no matter the motive, ending The Wave is the sort of common sense, crowd-pleasing decision that provides a glimmer of hope for future generations.