Baseball and Chewing Tobacco: A Strange History

Posted: April 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

It’s quite deeply weird, when you think about it.  

Baseball — that most wholesome and American of sports — has long been associated with one of the most hazardous and rather disgusting habits known to mankind: chewing tobacco.

How did this come to pass? Why is it that, for more than a century now, so many heroes of America’s Pastime spit toxic waste and look like they have a small mammal stuffed in their cheek?

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