That's some relief.
Consider for a moment the "oooooo" in baseball cheering. Remember how Baltimore fans greeted John (Boog) Powell? "They're not booing," Curt Gowdy would always say, "they're going 'Boooooog.' " Logic would dictate that the practice started with David (Boo) Ferriss, the Red Sox pitcher of the mid-'40s, particularly when he was having a bad day. It caught on. When Moose Skowron came to bat in Yankee Stadium in the '50s, the fans would give out with a big "Moooooose!" When Phil Roof was in Oakland, it was "Roooooof!" When Lou Brock is on base in St. Louis, it is "Loooooo!" And when Vida Blue is pitching in San Francisco, it is "Bloooooo!" The trend may have been taken to its ultimate in Oakland this season when Larry Wolfe, a utility infielder for the Minnesota Twins, was announced. Wolfe? Of course. "Owwooooooo!"