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Baseball Player Leaves Game After Swallowing Dip
BreitbartNews ^ | April 6, 2014 | Breitbart Sports

Posted on 04/06/2014 10:10:33 PM PDT by This Just In

Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies returned to lineup on Friday after leaving the game the night before after he swallowed some smokeless tobacco.

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With all the heartbreak and upheaval in this world, this was a welcome report. I'm sure it wasn't so pleasant for Mr. Gonzalez, but not a bad story in my eyes.

GO RANGERS!

1 posted on 04/06/2014 10:10:33 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

This would certainly be reason enough to leave a game.

Not that I ever swallowed snuff as a child and would know first hand)


2 posted on 04/06/2014 10:13:53 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Fai Mao

A buddy of mine was working on a ranch. He was 12 yrs old at the time. This cowhand he knew was chewing, and offered him some. My buddy took a pinch, put it in his mouth, and after a moment, he asked the cowboy if he’d like a Coke. He left, walked straight up to his room, and fell on his bed. Sleep for a few hours. After waking up, he went back out and saw the same cowboy. The guy asked, “Where’s my Coke?”. :^)

That was his first experience with chewing tobacco. He never forget it.


3 posted on 04/06/2014 10:20:18 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Fai Mao

BTW, pardon the typos. Must be the chewing tobacco.


4 posted on 04/06/2014 10:21:28 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Nicotine is a neurotoxin, by the way. In small amounts it deadens nerves.


5 posted on 04/06/2014 10:25:03 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: This Just In

I chewed leaf tobacco from about 16 on up (til 30 or so).

I went out back backing at age 19 or so, and figured Copenhagen would be lighter to carry. After lunch on the trail pulled some out and stuffed under my lip. After a short while I spit the chew out, and fell asleep on a rock!


6 posted on 04/06/2014 10:28:00 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

A fact my buddy discovered quite swiftly after trying some chew. He also discovered that for first timers, it causes you to feel light headed and ill. :^)

I’ve never tried it. Never will.


7 posted on 04/06/2014 10:28:39 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: 21twelve

:^D

A few buddies of mine chewed. I always found it to be rather disgusting, but hey, free country. I was always careful during parties when guys were chewing.

On one occasion there were some people at the house. This one guy wasn’t paying attention and picked up a styro cup to take a drink. You can guess the rest. I never made that mistake.


8 posted on 04/06/2014 10:31:54 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Yes, well you might as well get a pet black mamba if you’re going to do that in my opinion. Chew tobacco I mean. Anyway, I love the taste of a cigar, but I had to quit because it’s too addicting.


9 posted on 04/06/2014 10:32:46 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: 21twelve

I haven’t chewed Copenhagen for thirty years but I still get the urge when somebody opens a can near me. It smells good.


10 posted on 04/06/2014 10:34:37 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Meerschaum and Briar pipes for me, but alas, it’s not allowed in the house. Oh well, at least this adds a few years and better health for everyone.


11 posted on 04/06/2014 10:35:20 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In
He also discovered that for first timers, it causes you to feel light headed and ill. :^

Never smoked, but did have some buddies in the Corps get me to try chewing. It was just as you said.

I suppose some get to liking that stuff, but I figured why go through the discomfort and disgust?

At least booze is tasty and fun.

12 posted on 04/06/2014 10:41:22 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69

Well, they do have whiskey blend chew. :^)


13 posted on 04/06/2014 10:45:11 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Man

Some here love being dicks about tobacco

I would point out prolly 99% of dippers and chawers are right wingers about God guns guts and country

I used to chew beechnut myself and have family who dip Cope

So piss off crybabies


14 posted on 04/06/2014 10:45:38 PM PDT by wardaddy (the real battle is what do we replace America as we knew it with....and will we fight..literally)
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To: This Just In

You know I can still remember the smell of my uncle’s pipe when I was a kid. My great uncle that is, driving a combine through wheat fields and returning at the end of the day, smoking his pipe and telling stories of when he was younger. I’ll never smoke again, though. It was too hard to quit the first four times.


15 posted on 04/06/2014 10:46:29 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: wardaddy

Woah, wardaddy. Nothing against chewers or dippers at all. It’s just not for me.


16 posted on 04/06/2014 10:47:38 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: wardaddy

Chewing as I write this.....lol


17 posted on 04/06/2014 10:48:08 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

I hear you. There is a reason I won’t visit Tobacco Shops, but I must admit... I do visit online pipe shops just to dream. We got rid of the tamper, pouch, everything.


18 posted on 04/06/2014 10:53:06 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Telepathic Intruder; All

It is more addictive than alcohol and marijuana because it deadens psychic pain, but does not usual impair performance.


19 posted on 04/06/2014 10:56:57 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Cold Heat

“Chewing as I write this...”

So am I. I’m chewing one some potato chips. :^D


20 posted on 04/06/2014 11:01:38 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

I remember this like it was yesterday. Back in the day you could send away (from a magazine or something I forget) and FOR FREE they would send you a tin of Copenhagen, Skoal, and two others for a total of 4. I did this when I was like 12 or 13 or something. Doesn’t even seem possible but I swear it happened. Tried small amounts and it was fine and then I bit off more than I could chew (so to speak) got sick and that was the end of my chewing career.


21 posted on 04/06/2014 11:05:13 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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My first (and last) time was forty three years ago when a co-worker, in a Tulsa steel shop, offered me a bit of chewing tobacco.

I chewed it, and made the mistake of accidentally swallowing a small amount of the juice. I got so sick I had to go home at noon, something I had never done, and there, puked out my guts.
The co-worker had told me of his time in the shipyards in WWII. He said the men were paid by the inch of welding they did on Liberty Ships so they would weld, chew, and just spit in their helmets so as to never break a weld bead.

Where I used to work, many of the men dipped snuff. I noticed one day that they never spit. They had developed such a tolerance for it that they just swallowed it.

One co-worker told me of his attempts to quit. He said he would be cutting hay, take a dip, decide then to quit and throw his snuff (SKOAL) away. Before the end of the day, he would be combing the bushes where he threw the can trying to find it. He said he was so used to the snuff he considered it as smelling a new mown hay fields.

22 posted on 04/06/2014 11:05:23 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: This Just In

Mark


23 posted on 04/06/2014 11:08:07 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

4 for free. That had to be back in the day. Well, It seems to me that for those who try smokeless, you’re either hooked or you just don’t like it.


24 posted on 04/06/2014 11:09:47 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In
Well, they do have whiskey blend chew. :^)

There ya go, I am a tequila guy, never got a taste for whiskey.

25 posted on 04/06/2014 11:10:00 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Amazing stories. A person becomes so tolerant that they swallow rather than spit? I can’t imagine what that does to your stomach after a while.


26 posted on 04/06/2014 11:13:09 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Irish Eyes

No, it’s Dave. :^)


27 posted on 04/06/2014 11:13:42 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

I swear mine was 4 though. Wintergreen, Skoal, Copenhagen and maybe it was Happy Days.

28 posted on 04/06/2014 11:14:18 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: doorgunner69

Rum for me. I tried tequila twice. Never cared for it.


29 posted on 04/06/2014 11:15:09 PM PDT by This Just In
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On the bright side he won't have any pinworms.

I don't know if tobacco is strong enough to discourage a tapeworm though.

30 posted on 04/06/2014 11:16:16 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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Back in college, a buddy of mine was two-fisting at a party. One cup had his (rather strong) mixed drink, the other was his “dip cup”. He was several sheets to the wind when he made the inevitable mixup.

How he kept from hurling is beyond me. I tried dipping one time when another buddy of mine let me try his Kodiak. My lip started to bleed and I spit the stuff out in less than a minute.


31 posted on 04/06/2014 11:16:25 PM PDT by DemforBush (The scourge of mariachis and polka bands everywhere.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Great add. I believe you.

Is Charlie wearing a rattlesnake hat band?


32 posted on 04/06/2014 11:17:01 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: TigersEye

That’s all you need is a tapeworm hooked on chew (pun intended).


33 posted on 04/06/2014 11:18:20 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Plug apple jack and redman, how can you go wrong? Fightin’, foot racin’ or shootin’ ‘n rootin’ tootin’? He went wobbly over a chaw swaller? Not likely.


34 posted on 04/06/2014 11:19:21 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: DemforBush

lol.

Chew is hardcore.


35 posted on 04/06/2014 11:19:35 PM PDT by This Just In
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heh heh, that could make for a mean worm.


36 posted on 04/06/2014 11:22:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

You got a real disgusting habit.


37 posted on 04/06/2014 11:23:25 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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I remember the ads on TV for dip.

"Copenhagen, Skoal...and for you guys just starting out...mild Happy Days."

Boy they'd NEVER get away with an ad like that today.

BTW, Happy Days used to come in some fruit flavor, too. Raspberry if I recall. So that might have been can #4.

38 posted on 04/06/2014 11:27:50 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

What habit’s that? 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten said:

“Tried small amounts and it was fine and then I bit off more than I could chew (so to speak) got sick and that was the end of my chewing career.”


39 posted on 04/06/2014 11:28:06 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

My mother kept a spit can on the ironing board.


40 posted on 04/06/2014 11:30:56 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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I’m sure your mother was a women never to be trifled with.


41 posted on 04/06/2014 11:32:07 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Cold Heat
I also chew when I get on the internet.

Lancaster leaf. I could never stand the snuff type of chew.

And yes, it's a nasty habit that I'd love to break.

I only do it when I'm in my office.

42 posted on 04/06/2014 11:33:35 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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Anybody remember Tops Snuff? Many of the older women in our farm community would dip it on occasion. Cracks me up to think about it now.


43 posted on 04/06/2014 11:39:26 PM PDT by Leo58 (Those who cheer you today will curse you tomorrow, the only thing that endures is character.)
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To: This Just In

Seriously. I love a good cigar. Not in a sex kind of way but almost. But I had to give them up forever because... Well because I liked them too much and the nicotine was addictive.


44 posted on 04/06/2014 11:42:10 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Leo58

I’ve never witnessed a woman dip snuff, but I have seen elderly Filipino women spoke toscani’s by placing the lit end in their mouths. I never understood that exercise.


45 posted on 04/06/2014 11:42:48 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Telepathic Intruder

I actually smoked cigs for a short while, but quit because I enjoyed it too much.


46 posted on 04/06/2014 11:44:47 PM PDT by This Just In
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I’ve quite smoking four times cold turkey. I can’t stand the thought of doing that one more time which keeps me from starting again. Each time was harder than the last.


47 posted on 04/06/2014 11:49:50 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: This Just In

You know you’re a redneck if you’ve heard of Cophenhagen, but not Denmark.


48 posted on 04/06/2014 11:51:29 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: This Just In

Quit I mean


49 posted on 04/06/2014 11:52:35 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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Believe it or not, I quit cold turkey as well. It wasn’t difficult at all, but than again, I had only been smoking for a month. I’m sure that had I been smoking for a much longer period of time, it would have been quite challenging.

I have an uncle and aunt as well as a friend who had smoked for decades. All went cold turkey and didn’t have a problem with it. They just stopped. I wish it was that easy for every smoker who wishes to quit.


50 posted on 04/06/2014 11:54:17 PM PDT by This Just In
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