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Celebratory Cigars Land Reds in Hot Water With Cincy Health Department
Fanhouse ^ | September 30, 2010 | Josh Alper

Posted on 09/30/2010 2:01:38 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

The city of Cincinnati Health Department will investigate the Reds for a violation of the state smoking ban after members of the team were seen smoking cigars during the celebration of the team's playoff berth.

A departmental spokesman told the Cincinnati Enquirer that five people called a hotline after members of the Reds were seen puffing on stogies handed out by team owner Bob Castellini. Castellini will be notified of the alleged violation via letter.

(Excerpt) Read more at mlb.fanhouse.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: baseball; reds
Oh, big brother!
1 posted on 09/30/2010 2:01:41 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

The way the Reds have been playing since early September, they won’t be in any danger of having any further celebrations. :/


2 posted on 09/30/2010 2:03:04 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: ConservativeStatement

They did WHAT??!! Hanging is too good for them.


3 posted on 09/30/2010 2:03:40 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: ConservativeStatement

What a bunch of ferrets we have become.
“Mommy, mommy that man is smoking a cigar!!!”


4 posted on 09/30/2010 2:04:22 PM PDT by Hans
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To: ConservativeStatement

Somewhere, Orwell just shakes his head and mutters, “I told you so.”


5 posted on 09/30/2010 2:05:09 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Contrary to liberal belief, it's the United StateS of America, not the united STATE of america.)
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To: Hans

IIRC, the Gestapo operated largely on tips from the public too.

Disgusting that so many are willing to uphold the nanny state.


6 posted on 09/30/2010 2:05:48 PM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Oh, my goodness, I sure am glad that their government is getting involved in this national crisis! After all:

"We the people . . . in order to form a more perfect Nanny State."

7 posted on 09/30/2010 2:06:38 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: ConservativeStatement

You must obey the Gestapo!


8 posted on 09/30/2010 2:06:54 PM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism isn't a party)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Mommy Government will swing into the rescue and fine those bad men, spending ten thousand dollars to investigate, wasting the time of dozens, all so someone can pay a $50 fine. Oh, and a request to raise taxes, as the city is running out of money for some reason.

Government is the answer to only one question: what is the problem?


9 posted on 09/30/2010 2:07:45 PM PDT by kingu (Favorite Sticker: Lost hope, and Obama took my change.)
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To: Oldpuppymax
I dumped my season tickets to the Chicago Cubs when the Cubs organization send a letter to it's season ticket holders asking their view on banning smoking in the park.
Mind you these professionals could not win a game if their lives depended on it but by God they were on the cutting edge of the feminized nanny state.
10 posted on 09/30/2010 2:08:16 PM PDT by Hans
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To: ConservativeStatement
Isn't it time we required all government officials to sport cameras/microphones that transmit everything they do to the Internet 24/7 in the name of honest government?

If we can save just one life, it will be worth it.

11 posted on 09/30/2010 2:09:20 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Speaking as a Dodger fan...whoever called that in is a eunuch.


12 posted on 09/30/2010 2:10:09 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...Richard Frank DeCamp, 11/13/34-9/15/10, R.I.P.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

probably some bureaucrat trying to stick it to the Reds owner because he’s a Republican


13 posted on 09/30/2010 2:10:41 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: ConservativeStatement
I hope one of them was Johnny Cueto. I despise that POS.
14 posted on 09/30/2010 2:11:01 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: ConservativeStatement

Come on, its been 15 years since they’ve gone to the playoffs. One cigar every 15 years won’t kill them.


15 posted on 09/30/2010 2:11:01 PM PDT by Buck-I-Guy
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To: Hans; wagglebee

They should stage a Tobacco PRIDE parade.

There are worse things these men could be doing in public.


16 posted on 09/30/2010 2:11:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Unreal! I’ll never get used to the PC police, nor will I try.


17 posted on 09/30/2010 2:11:56 PM PDT by albie
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To: ConservativeStatement

OMG! How disgusting! It is bad enough that they’re going to get in trouble for it but that some creeps ratted on them.


18 posted on 09/30/2010 2:16:04 PM PDT by tiki
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To: MaxMax

“You must obey the Gestapo!”

Schraube der Gestapo!!!:)


19 posted on 09/30/2010 2:17:09 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: tiki

Cigar, what cigar, I don't see no cigar.
20 posted on 09/30/2010 2:17:11 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Next it will be that you aren’t allowed to eat french fries in public and all people with high BMIs may only leave home after dark.


21 posted on 09/30/2010 2:17:14 PM PDT by 30Moves
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To: ConservativeStatement

shoulda built that new ballpark over in Kentucky y’all


22 posted on 09/30/2010 2:24:44 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

too bad Marge Schott isn’t around to tell them to go F@$& themselves!


23 posted on 09/30/2010 2:26:31 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ConservativeStatement

Now, if these 5 players were seen engaging in homosexual sodomy, would that be a problem? After all, it’s just a lifestyle choice.


24 posted on 09/30/2010 2:30:50 PM PDT by TJ Jackson
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To: ConservativeStatement

Oh good grief! When did this stop being America??????


25 posted on 09/30/2010 2:34:52 PM PDT by pgkdan (Protect and Defend America! End the practice of islam on our shores before it's too late!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Based on the logic of the current US Attorney General and some idiot judge in Arizona, the city of Cincinnati’s local government has no jurisdiction in enforcing a law that was put in place at a different level of government.


26 posted on 09/30/2010 2:35:35 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: ConservativeStatement

Did they threaten to move if the stadium wasn’t publicly funded?

I’m with Nelson on this one...”Ha, ha!”


27 posted on 09/30/2010 2:38:44 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“too bad Marge Schott isn’t around to tell them to go F@$& themselves!”

Bingo! She woulda too!


28 posted on 09/30/2010 2:40:02 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

May Marge Schotts dog come back & put a turd on each of their lawns.


29 posted on 09/30/2010 2:42:27 PM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: dblshot

I don’t see one either. I’m glad I don’t, I’d have to inform the Gestapo.


30 posted on 09/30/2010 2:48:33 PM PDT by tiki
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To: ConservativeStatement
For the health fascist behind this:

And the smoke should not be by request, but part of the sentence!

31 posted on 09/30/2010 2:49:52 PM PDT by drpix
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To: dblshot
I pound a good stogie or two on a daily basis, but I'd call and complain too if the Reds were smoking a bunch of stinkin' Don Nobodies.

So what brand WERE they smokin'? A late '90's Cuban Romeo y Julieta Churchill, with the thin gold band. It looks like it's wrapped in shinney, dark leather and has the aroma of leather and vanilla. The finest cigar I've had in 20 years. Nothing has been close.

32 posted on 09/30/2010 2:54:33 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: ConservativeStatement

..and you think that this nation won’t become a turd worlder.


33 posted on 09/30/2010 2:55:28 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: ConservativeStatement

They should tell them to go F themselves and refuse to answer any further correspondence on the matter. TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK. It is way past time to stand up to this pervasive tyranny in our lives.


34 posted on 09/30/2010 3:07:28 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: ConservativeStatement
a particularly special night at that, and not, we imagine, the normal state of affairs in the Reds clubhouse

Is the clubhouse considered public? Can just anyone walk in whenever they wish?

35 posted on 09/30/2010 3:07:33 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: dblshot

Exactly,, you mean that chocolate bar shaped like a cigar? Go F yourself. Prove he smokes with a photo,, i saw luke skywalker blow up the death star too. Right there on the screen.


36 posted on 09/30/2010 3:10:12 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: oldteen

All such facilities are regulated by the teams and leagues and no one is permitted access unless they are issued some sort of pass, play for the team or are members of management, etc.


38 posted on 09/30/2010 3:46:46 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Please. This whole issue is ridiculous.


39 posted on 09/30/2010 3:51:50 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: muleskinner
A late '90's Cuban Romeo y Julieta Churchill, with the thin gold band.

Smile. I know that cigar. I had two or three of them and they were exquisite. R y J is one of the few Cuban producers still worth... well, you know. And if you can get a Partagas #2 Habano, it is worth the price of admission as well.

More to the point, though: when American athletes can no longer smoke cigars in their own goddamn locker rooms to celebrate a victory without fear of reprisal by people who in the absence of government power would be ill-equipped to wipe their own behinds, then we are no longer America, but a pale imitation of what America once was.

40 posted on 09/30/2010 4:04:38 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Then rules haven't changed since the 80s when I worked for a ballclub.

Sounds like somebody just trying to stir up a pile of nothing!

41 posted on 09/30/2010 4:26:59 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: ConservativeStatement

Next will be handing out cigars for the birth of your child.

I’m smok’n a Montecristo #32 Cuban on Nov.3rd. And I’ll blow smoke in their face.


42 posted on 09/30/2010 4:34:26 PM PDT by mmanager (This Country is facing a 3/2 pitch count. Who are you going to put up to bat?)
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