For years now there have been debates whether or not chewing tobacco should be allowed on Major League diamonds. Hell, the good ol’ hammer is already banned in NCAA and Minor League facilities. MLB has been trying to ban tobacco use for years. It’s become a bad habit that’s been linked to the game, and they believe it’s influencing children younger and younger to dip like their favorite players.
Many try and make the “could you imagine players in the outfield smoking cigarettes?” argument, and the answer to that is no, no I can not. I can’t picture a black lunged center fielder chasing down a ball in the gap and legging out a triple so your argument is invalid.
In the words of Mr. Shtballplayrsdo himself, they’ve already “pussified” many aspects of all major sports, so if I must suck up my manhood and slide into a catcher rather than freight train my way on through, I’m going to rekindle my manliness with a fat dip on my sad walk back to the dugout. Come on world, let the parents raise their kids however they please and stop trying to do it for them. If they want to idolize 5th grade dippin’, dinger hittin’, World Series MVP winnin’ Madison Bumgarner then I don’t blame then, so do I.
Well waddya’ know, it’s dip:30..
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