Big League Chew

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    Big League Chew

     Few things are more synonymous with baseball than smokeless tobacco. Two US Reps have made a pitch to MLB to give up the nasty habit. Henry Waxman, California and Frank Pallone, New Jersey included the request together with a bid to allow HGH testing. Baseball lifer Joe Garagiola has been on a one man crusade for years.
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1009897/index.htm

     Since athletes are admired by kids, whatever they do has an impact on the youth of the country, I applaud this effort by these two politicos.
     
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    Not by the hair of my chinny, chin..



    Oops!  No chin. 

     
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    Nice work. Democrat party is working hard to create jobs. Perhaps Waxman can hold some more hearings and scratch his little bald head some more. Nothing more critical than Congress policing MLBPA, one of it's most important constituents. Jed Lowrie could be commissioned to write a Stanford formatted paper on the subject, while he is buys sitting on the bench with a bad cold. 
     
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    Henry Waxman...hahahahahahahahahahahaha, sorry people, but the guy is just hilarious.
     
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    That's why they call it the Left Coast. Bunch of morons out there.
     
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    [QUOTE] Few things are more synonymous with baseball than smokeless tobacco. Two US Reps have made a pitch to MLB to give up the nasty habit. Henry Waxman, California and Frank Pallone, New Jersey included the request together with a bid to allow HGH testing. Baseball lifer Joe Garagiola has been on a one man crusade for years. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1009897/index.htm  Since athletes are admired by kids, whatever they do has an impact on the youth of the country, I applaud this effort by these two politicos.
    Posted by YOUKILLUS20[/QUOTE]

    How about they prohibit running over the catcher and breaking up the DP. Kids can get hurt doing that as well. Using foul language should also be banned, as well as hotdogs, nachos, beer or any other food or drink that can make the kids obese or lead them to drink alcohol.
     
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    When MLB getS a bailout from the taxpayers, then congress can intervene. Until then, STAY THE HELL OUT OF PRIVATE ENTERPRISE!
     
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    CLEARWATER, FL - FEBRUARY 27:  Outfielder Nick Swisher #33 of the New York Yankees takes batting practice before play against the Philadelphia Phillies February 27, 2011 at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Image

    Nick Swisher is  a notorious user of chewing tobacco, and he has come under some scrutiny for his tobacco use, thanks in part to the fact that he is playing in such a large market and is someone that many young fans look up to.
     
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    BOSTON - OCTOBER 23:  Alan Embree #43 of the Boston Red Sox stands on the field against the St. Louis Cardinals during game one of the 2004 World Series on October 23, 2004 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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    In Response to Re: Big League Chew:
    [QUOTE]Have you noticed that small circular object in Beckett's back pocket in pictures of him pitching. OMG, if they ban smokeless tobacco, another reason for Beckett to have a bad year. He'll be Jonesing for nicotine and possibly be chewing on a chicken bone out there on the bump!
    Posted by sindarin-erebor[/QUOTE]

    I am not for banning tobacco use on the field, but players can certainly leave their cans of dip on the bench. I'd hate to slide with a can in my back pocket!
     
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    Have you noticed that small circular object in Beckett's back pocket in pictures of him pitching. OMG, if they ban smokeless tobacco, another reason for Beckett to have a bad year. He'll be Jonesing for nicotine and possibly be chewing on a chicken bone out there on the bump!
     
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    Gotta luv it!  The country is going down the tubes and these two are concerned with saving MLB from tobacco. 
     
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    [QUOTE]Gotta luv it!  The country is going down the tubes and these two are concerned with saving MLB from tobacco. 
    Posted by traven[/QUOTE]

    That's from watching too much Fran Drescher.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Big League Chew : How about they prohibit running over the catcher and breaking up the DP. Kids can get hurt doing that as well. Using foul language should also be banned, as well as hotdogs, nachos, beer or any other food or drink that can make the kids obese or lead them to drink alcohol.
    Posted by Alibiike[/QUOTE]
    Great post ike.
     
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    How many of us oldtimers would like to encouraging our kids to chew tobacco and have them get oral cancer and then invite them over to Christmas Dinner with only half of a face and have them eat Turkey through a straw.  It sounds like some of you need to think a bit more about this topic. This stupidity on this forum continues to amaze me.
     
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    Remember the "Big League Chew" bubble gum packets? LOL....
     
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    [QUOTE]When MLB getS a bailout from the taxpayers, then congress can intervene. Until then, STAY THE HELL OUT OF PRIVATE ENTERPRISE!
    Posted by Alibiike[/QUOTE]

     Too late, the government is in on all of MLB, whether it's financing bonds for stadiums, historical districts, renovations,or eminent domain, the clubs feed off the largesse of the public trough. Chewing tobacco is part and parcel of the ML experience, it's ridiculously unhealthy, and not needed for success on the field...
    if the league wont police it, then yeah, let the government do it.
     
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    In Response to Re: Big League Chew:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Big League Chew :  Too late, the government is in on all of MLB, whether it's financing bonds for stadiums, historical districts, renovations,or eminent domain, the clubs feed off the largesse of the public trough. Chewing tobacco is part and parcel of the ML experience, it's ridiculously unhealthy, and not needed for success on the field... if the league wont police it, then yeah, let the government do it.
    Posted by YOUKILLUS20[/QUOTE]
    Also, if MLB wants anti-trust exemption, they have open themselves up for at least some government intervention.
     

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