Skip to comments.Senators Urge Baseball to Ban Tobacco
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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baseball ain’t your beotch, homeboy.
These people just don’t know what to do with all the time and money (ours) they have.
Yep, all Democrats.
Boy, those senators sure do deal in some heavy lifting for America. Thank God they are on top of this national nightmare. /s/
Howz' 'bout Nobama stop using our White House for a smelly ashtray!
Yes...I noted that myself.
They have our backs....
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.
Of course they do. That's where the knives go.
Why didnt they say four stupid democrat Senators want to ban tobacco?
I am glad they have the economy figured out enough to start messing with baseball. They are nanny state homos.
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.
If whatever private organization runs professional baseball decides to do this on their own, fine...but keep the State out of it.
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
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.
Damn! Still doesn't work!
Make the U.S. Government a Bigger Part of Your Life! - Vote DemocRAT!
There would be no racing...Period.
You WILL attend to constitutional matters!
Or we will FIRE your sorry asses!!!!
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.
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.
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