News So New Yorker's, you can no longer dip or chew tobacco at baseball games

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  1. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    Really? Nanny state!! :spit:

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    An estimated 30 percent of MLB players use smokeless tobacco, but no one on the Yankees or Astros dipped Wednesday during their game in the Bronx.

    New York mayor Bill de Blasio signed a law before the game that banned smokeless tobacco use in all New York City sports and recreational areas that issue tickets. New York joins San Francisco, Boston and Los Angeles in implementing such laws, though none of those cities have yet to host a game this MLB season.

    "We are taking a huge step forward to ensure that our youth are not exposed to dangerous practices," de Blasio said, via ESPN.com.

    A ban approved by Chicago's City Council is expected to take effect at Wrigley Field and U.S. Cellular Field sometime this season as well. Violators at ballparks will not only be subjected to a fine between $100-$250 for first-time violations, but also could face punishment from the commissioner's office.

    "Players or anybody in baseball found to have violated a law are subject to discipline from the commissioner," MLB chief legal counsel Dan Halem told ESPN. "Smokeless tobacco laws are no different."

    The state of California is also expected to enact a ban that will be in effect by 2017, meaning 10 of 30 MLB stadiums and teams will have the smokeless tobacco ban in place next season.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/york-city-signs-smokeless-tobacco-225600903.html
     
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    Filthy habit of the lower class.
     
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    No worse than smoking , both are bad habits

    Then again so if overeating
     
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    I know a guy who uses it
    it really is fucking gross to see
     
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    I get it but why tell other people what to do?
     
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    Tipsey Russell VIP Extreme Gold

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    you're not allowed to smoke a cigarette at your seat either
    they make you go stand in the corner with the rest of the smelly bastards
     
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    I get the smoke thing, its obnoxious it gets in people faces. But a dip doesnt bother anyone else.
     
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    Because people have to clean up after them.

    Do you really think the lunkheads that chew are going to take their cups of tobacco spit juice home with them? That is If they use a cup at all. Some poor stadium worker has to deal with their "leavings".
    I've been to plenty of sporting events where athletes and fans were chewing and spitting all over the place.
    If you want to chew, go right ahead. Do it at home. I don't care. But I don't want to have to clean up your mess.
     
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    no
    I've seen it
    the big brown puddles they spit out
    it's pretty fucking gross
     
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    Okay guys but whether you like it or not dipping snuff at baseball games is as American as apple pie.
     
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    I understand the mess, and that it bothers people, but why does the city need to pass a law against it? Where is some ones freedom to choose?

    If the stadium, mlb, and the workers have a problem with it. Let those establishments make the rules. It can be dirty, and set bad examples, but why pass legislation?

    I understand where @dawg is coming from
     
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    Think of the children. That and liberals hate big tobacco.
     
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    babe ruth was an over weieght alcoholic
    pete rose bet on games as a coach
    steroids
    all apple pie shit
     
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    yeah
    it's long been a part of the game

    things change
    the league itself has tried to ban it at contract time for years now

    the player's union simply has refused to budge on it
    so there's no doubt the league loves the idea of local laws that will do what they've failed to do


    btw if someone brought an apple pie to the game Id hope they bring enough for everyone
    apple pie is awesome
     
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    Yeah, i think people should mind their own business and let people live. Fucking Nazi shit. But people dont seem to mind having what little freedom they have left stripped.
     
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    i hate being this guy but
    the cities and states basically pay for the stadiums
     
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    They'll now just chew sunflower seeds and spit the shells all over the place. Someone has to clean that shit up too.
     
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    When they came for the smokers, I didnt say anything

    When they came for the dippers, I didnt say anything

    When they came for the....(whatever they pick next).....


    LOL, Murica
     
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    at home
     
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    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    this guy gets it.
     
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