Another View: It’s time to get chewing tobacco out of baseball – Kane County Chronicle

City governments aren’t waiting. San Francisco banned smokeless tobacco from sports venues in May. Boston’s city council voted to do the same last week. Other states and cities, including Washington, should do the same, now. 

One measure alone probably won’t root out a practice that has been ingrained in baseball culture for so long. But there’s no downside for cities to do what Major League Baseball hasn’t, and it could help both the stars and their fans.

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