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Senators Urge Baseball to Ban Tobacco
ESPN.COM ^ | Oct 18th 2011 | ESPN

Posted on 10/18/2011 4:47:31 PM PDT by Osage Orange

WASHINGTON -- U.S. senators and health officials are taking on a baseball tradition older than the World Series itself: chewing tobacco on the diamond.

With the Series set to begin Wednesday between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers, the senators, along with health officials from the teams' cities, want the players union to agree to a ban on chewing tobacco at games and on camera. They made the pleas in separate letters, obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Sports
KEYWORDS: busybody; chew; homoactivism; obesity

1 posted on 10/18/2011 4:47:35 PM PDT by Osage Orange
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To: Osage Orange

baseball ain’t your beotch, homeboy.


2 posted on 10/18/2011 4:48:40 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: Osage Orange

These people just don’t know what to do with all the time and money (ours) they have.


3 posted on 10/18/2011 4:48:46 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Osage Orange
The letter was signed by Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, and fellow Democrats Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Senate Health Committee Chairman Tom Harkin of Iowa.

Yep, all Democrats.

4 posted on 10/18/2011 4:52:38 PM PDT by Falcon28
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To: Osage Orange

Boy, those senators sure do deal in some heavy lifting for America. Thank God they are on top of this national nightmare. /s/


5 posted on 10/18/2011 4:55:56 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Rick Perry engages in corporate welfare via Texas TEF/ETF)
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To: Osage Orange

6 posted on 10/18/2011 4:57:32 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Osage Orange
As soon as the asshat in our White House stops smoking (illegally, I might add, in a federal owned building), then I'd start worrying about somebody else.

Howz' 'bout Nobama stop using our White House for a smelly ashtray!

7 posted on 10/18/2011 4:57:56 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Falcon28

Yes...I noted that myself.


8 posted on 10/18/2011 5:02:38 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: TADSLOS

They have our backs....


9 posted on 10/18/2011 5:03:37 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: Falcon28

Why does it not surprise me that my senior Senator from Illinois is behind this? What an idiot! I guess everything in the world is okey-dokey so he could address these more pressing matters.

My junior Senator from Illinois (Mark Kirk) is having a townhall meeting this Saturday. I’ll have to ask him about this.


10 posted on 10/18/2011 5:05:48 PM PDT by bushbuddy
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To: Osage Orange
They have our backs....

Of course they do. That's where the knives go.

11 posted on 10/18/2011 5:10:22 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Rick Perry engages in corporate welfare via Texas TEF/ETF)
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To: Osage Orange

Why didnt they say four stupid democrat Senators want to ban tobacco?


12 posted on 10/18/2011 5:15:41 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Falcon28

I am glad they have the economy figured out enough to start messing with baseball. They are nanny state homos.


13 posted on 10/18/2011 5:20:33 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Raider Sam
That would be redundant.
14 posted on 10/18/2011 5:20:40 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: Osage Orange

I’d like to shove a Louisville Slugger up each Senators ass that supports this, with the promise to remove it once they read and follow the Consitution.


15 posted on 10/18/2011 5:29:28 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: TADSLOS

Bullseye


16 posted on 10/18/2011 5:33:04 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: Osage Orange

If whatever private organization runs professional baseball decides to do this on their own, fine...but keep the State out of it.


17 posted on 10/18/2011 5:36:38 PM PDT by Guy Gardner
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To: Osage Orange

Senators need to focus on banning deficit spending.And while we’re talking baseball, Washington DC has lost two different teams named the “Senators”. One of them is now named “Texas Rangers” and is playing tomorrow night and has a few chawers on the team. Try that rule first with your latest team next year


18 posted on 10/18/2011 5:50:11 PM PDT by Figment (Herman Cain: Nein, Nein, Nein)
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To: Osage Orange

If these asshats had their way, NASCAR cars would all be Yugos and Indy cars would have big rubber bumpers around them and would have a top speed of 15mph.
They cant allow any fun....they suck the life out of all things like a Vampire.


19 posted on 10/18/2011 5:54:22 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Osage Orange
Americans urge political buffoons on the Hill to ban taxes.

Damn! Still doesn't work!

20 posted on 10/18/2011 6:13:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Osage Orange

Make the U.S. Government a Bigger Part of Your Life! - Vote DemocRAT!


21 posted on 10/18/2011 6:16:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Yorlik803

There would be no racing...Period.


22 posted on 10/18/2011 6:30:22 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: Osage Orange
Forget about tobacco and baseball!

WHERE'S THE FREAKIN U.S. BUDGET?
(900 DAYS LATE AND COUNTING)

23 posted on 10/18/2011 6:31:11 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: Osage Orange
Memo to OUR Employees in DC>

You WILL attend to constitutional matters!

Or we will FIRE your sorry asses!!!!

Your Employers

24 posted on 10/18/2011 8:12:36 PM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: Osage Orange

Do-gooder prigs strike again.

Telling other people what to do - and not do - and how to do it - or not do it - has become a national pastime to rival baseball itself with a certain variety of holier-than-thou, small-minded career pains in the keester.

And in the case of congress, they get paid - paid far too much - to do it.


25 posted on 10/18/2011 9:02:19 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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The fact that Senators are even concerned about this explains why our country is in such big trouble. The are more serious concerns Senators. This should not even be on the radar.

If the Senate is THAT, then how about they lead by example? Something tells me they will not.


26 posted on 10/18/2011 9:46:31 PM PDT by Sprite518
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