Second day in a row there has been manufactured strife between the Mets and Phillies, and second day in a row I can’t even feign outrage about it. My, how times have changed.

Anyway, last night, fans at Citizens Bank Park, while the Phillies were trailing 14-4, decided to do the wave. Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard said something that if this rivalry was even a shell of its former self would’ve added some delicious fuel to the fire. But now? Ehhhhhhhhh:

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Some are claiming online that the remaining fans in attendance were mostly Mets fans and that they were the ones who started it – the ol’ smelt it dealt it-supplied it denied it debate – but even with what was a sparse crowd by the later innings, it’s hard to get enough of a tipping point for a successful(?) wave without full support of all involved, so Phils and Mets fans are equally to blame. And, this isn’t the first wave of the week. Busted Coverage captured one fan calling Philly “nerd city” the other night, and over the weekend another person tweeted about their first Phillies game experience and doing the wave:

Thoughts: I don’t hate the wave as much as everybody else. You get to jump out of your seat in a joyous fashion and throw your hands in the air like a mattress sale inflatable. Who doesn’t like doing that? Sure, it’s a bad look, but I’d argue it’s more acceptable down 14-4 than in a close game. If you do something foolish during a tense eighth inning rally – like throw at someone’s head – then you should be publicly disgraced. But I have no issue with an April blowout wave. I just wish we weren’t a laughingstock.