Whistle Count Shows How Truly Irritating Baseball’s Most Annoying Fan Can Be

A baseball lays on a scorebook.


College baseball’s most annoying fan is back at it this week. The Vandy Whistler is in Hoover, Alabama for the SEC Tournament, making an appearance at the Commodores‘ opener on Wednesday night.

No. 4 seed Vanderbilt, who received a bye on opening day, took on the Auburn Tigers in its first SECT game. The Tigers were coming off of a big win over Missouri in Game 1.

In what was an exciting matchup, the whistler made his presence known.

The two sides traded blows early in the action then remained tied 2-2 up until the sixth frame. The ‘Dores then blew the game open with a run in the sixth, a run in the seventh, and two more in the eighth to take a 6-2 lead.

Auburn closed the gap with a two-run homer in the top of the ninth, but they couldn’t complete the comeback. Vanderbilt won the game by a score of 6-4.

The contest saw 10 runs scored on 11 combined hits, including a trio of home runs. Those stats, though, were far from the most talked about of the night.

Conference officials kept a whistle count from the fan many consider to be baseball’s most pestering.

When all was said and done, the SEC recorded 327 chirps from the Vandy Whistler over the nine-inning game.

Fans were quick to comment.

Some said they thought the count should have been higher, with this attendee saying, “More, way more,” when asked how many whistles were heard.

Many others posted responses of annoyance.

This baseball follower said, “Ban him from SEC stadiums,” while another wrote, “Stop encouraging him.”

Someone else commented, “He’s the reason I watch Vandy games muted. Just unnecessarily annoying.”

Unfortunately for folks in Hoover, they’ll have to deal with at least two more days of the Vandy Whistler as the tournament is double elimination from this point forward. Vanderbilt takes on SEC regular season champion Florida on Thursday.