“Each of the next three days, a baseball stadium will dim its lights, thousands of people will illuminate the flashlights on their phones and they will engage in a wildly ahistorical, fundamentally problematic and altogether unnecessary ritual. The tomahawk chop.” ESPN: It’s past time for the Atlanta Braves to move on from the chop. (If the cultural issues don’t move you, just consider how unbelievably irritating this chant is while people are trying to watch the game at home. Once is bad enough. But all game long? The beauty of chopping someone with a tomahawk is that it doesn’t take long at all to achieve silence.)