You can also argue that the white towels make it tough on visiting outfielders. It's funny to see the Cardinals continue to waive them after Adam Wainwright blamed the towels for the ball that hit Holliday in the nuts at Dodger Stadium to get swept in 2009.
"He lost the ball in ... 50,000 white towels shaking in front of his face," Wainwright said. "It doesn't really seem fair that an opposing team should be allowed to shake white towels when there's a white baseball flying through the air. Dodger blue towels, how 'bout that?"