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Smokeless tobacco at Dodger Stadium? You're out of here!

Smokeless tobacco at Dodger Stadium? You're out of here!

Tired of watching baseball players spit tobacco all over the dirt or pristine grass (or their uniforms) at Dodger Stadium?

Well, apparently so is the Los Angeles City Council.

The council voted Tuesday morning to approve an ordinance banning the use of smokeless tobacco products at all baseball fields and other sports venues in the city. The L.A. council vote, in sports vernacular, was a blowout: The motion won 14-0. In a statement, the council said the ordinance was passed “both to set the right example for America’s youth and for the health of the players.”

The Dodgers have previously expressed support for the move,...

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