Skip to comments.Selig says MLB will propose restrictions on smokeless tobacco
Posted on 03/31/2011 1:44:58 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
In the continuing debate over whether to ban smokeless tobacco from the MLB, Commissioner Bud Selig wrote in a letter today that he personally believes that "smokeless tobacco should be banned at the Major League level, but that is a subject that we are required to bargain over with the Major League Players Association."
That said, in the current round of bargaining to take place this year, the MLB will propose to restrict the use of smokeless tobacco "comparable to restrictions in place at the Minor League level" [which has an all-encompassing ban on tobacco products], wrote Selig in a letter to the president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, which waged a recent effort over the past few months to get chewing tobacco banned from baseball.
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Actually I prefer to see this come from the MLB than congress or something.
If MLB bans chewing tobacco how are the players going to slide on the bases?
MLB should propose a restriction on Bud Selig. He is a crook and a POS. That he is still commissioner after all these years when he was clearly ineligible is beyond me. The Milwaukee Brewers deal with his daughter was BS and everyone knows it.
LOL Never thought of it that way.
Our white women are all addicted to chocolate too.
It was #11 on my original Questions For Liberals.
Stringent enough for me.
Exactly! Tobacco is a legal product for ADULTS. These players are adults. Besides being “icky”, nobody has ever gotten cancer from being around someone chewing tobacco. So it boils down to “we don’t like MLB players using tobacco because it’s “icky”. BTW, unless they want to lose their licenses, stores don’t sell any tobacco products to people under 18. And you have to show, gasp, a legal ID to purchase it.
I like what boop said in #9. We are talking about ADULTS here, living in a supposedly free country, where everything is over-regulated already. How does MLB help by acting as a nanny state government proxy?
MLB already concerns itself with too many things not directly related to baseball and the business of baseball.
When it comes to what they are SUPPOSED to be doing, they are negligent. We cannot unload the corrupt owner of the Dodgers because Selig will not intervene and force him to sell.
Show me where in the Constitution you have the right to chew tabak?
Do I need to add the sarc?
Dammit, it’s for the chillun.
I propose restrictions on Selig.
Bill Tuttle after contracting oral cancer:
These players are employees. MLB has every right to improve their image by eliminating this habit from the playing field.
Selig is caving in to the thugs from Tobacco Free Kids, who get all of their multi million dollar funding from adults who use tobacco.
I’m torn here because of a couple of things.
First it is MLB pushing it, not the government, so normally I would say fine.
HOwever, they are caving into the thugs from Tobacco Free Kids who think they are a law unto themselves.
Finally, lots of “chewers” were on the band wagon of banning smoking both indoors and out ON PRIVATE PROPERTY, so I want to say payback’s a witch...........
I too am in your agreement with your torn thoughts on this matter.
Another thing is, TFK will be overjoyed if the MLB players chew on wads of Nicorette Gum, a position I find ridiculously hypocritical.
I say the go around is snus - an invisible product.
The MLB is not banning tobacco, per se - and YET, but chew...
What would be rich is if a couple of players wailed to the media that the chew ban made them start smoking cigarettes....
I´ve gotta say, a bunch of guys spitting tobacconized saliva every 5 seconds is a little digusting. And someone´s gonna come sliding in there? Yuck!
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