Skip to comments.Baseball Player Leaves Game After Swallowing Dip
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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This would certainly be reason enough to leave a game.
Not that I ever swallowed snuff as a child and would know first hand)
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.
BTW, pardon the typos. Must be the chewing tobacco.
Nicotine is a neurotoxin, by the way. In small amounts it deadens nerves.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I haven’t chewed Copenhagen for thirty years but I still get the urge when somebody opens a can near me. It smells good.
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.
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.
Well, they do have whiskey blend chew. :^)
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
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.
Woah, wardaddy. Nothing against chewers or dippers at all. It’s just not for me.
Chewing as I write this.....lol
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.
It is more addictive than alcohol and marijuana because it deadens psychic pain, but does not usual impair performance.
“Chewing as I write this...”
So am I. I’m chewing one some potato chips. :^D
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.
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.
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.
There ya go, I am a tequila guy, never got a taste for whiskey.
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.
No, it’s Dave. :^)
I swear mine was 4 though. Wintergreen, Skoal, Copenhagen and maybe it was Happy Days.
Rum for me. I tried tequila twice. Never cared for it.
I don't know if tobacco is strong enough to discourage a tapeworm though.
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.
Great add. I believe you.
Is Charlie wearing a rattlesnake hat band?
That’s all you need is a tapeworm hooked on chew (pun intended).
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.
Chew is hardcore.
heh heh, that could make for a mean worm.
You got a real disgusting habit.
"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.
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.”
My mother kept a spit can on the ironing board.
I’m sure your mother was a women never to be trifled with.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I actually smoked cigs for a short while, but quit because I enjoyed it too much.
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.
You know you’re a redneck if you’ve heard of Cophenhagen, but not Denmark.
Quit I mean
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.