Why It Took So Long For A City To Ban Tobacco In Baseball
San Francisco banned smokeless tobacco from all sports venues Friday. For a sport as fiercely protective of its traditions as baseball, will it work?By Cliff Judy | May 9, 2015
Perhaps no American sport is more tied to its traditions than baseball, no matter the logic behind those traditions or — frankly — the ick factor.
On Friday, the city of San Francisco banned smokeless tobacco in all sports venues, including professional parks.
That includes AT&T Park where the reigning world champion San Francisco Giants play. So Silicon Valley moms and dads, you won't have to worry about your kids spotting their favorite player dipping starting next season. (Video via YouTube / socalbaseballtv)