Congress may be taking on Major League Baseball to ban all smokeless tobacco products during the game. Cause they don’t have anything else to work on, right?
Carlos Perez attempts to chew the Montreal Expos to victory
Sure, tobacco isn’t good for you, but do we need a congressional committee to tell our professional baseball players that they can’t use it during games? It’s going to be difficult to get them to stop. Some players use it as a focus. They put it in their mouth and everything goes away, except the game.
By the by, have you ever tried chewing tobacco (smokeless tobacco)? I have. It’s so disgusting. I tried it and threw up almost instantly over my back wall after I accidentally swallowed some of it. I still get the shivers when I think about it.
Congress wants to get involved because they want to get kids who chew to stop. It seems they think these players could be role models for the youth and think that clamping down on smokeless product will be the impetus for changing bad habits.
A few questions: Do you chew? Would the MLB banning the stuff during games make you quit? Do you think it’s their job to put such a ruling in place? On another note, do your kids chew and do you think it would help them quit?