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San Francisco on verge of smokeless tobacco ban, even at Giants games
San Francisco on verge of smokeless tobacco ban, even at Giants games

Chewing tobacco — and spitting streams of brown juice — has been a part of baseball for decades, a ritual of the game passed down through generations of players. The legendary slugger Babe Ruth, who often kept a wad in his cheek, once mused: "I think I was about 5 when I first chewed." Now, San Francisco officials are looking to end the tradition with an ordinance that would ban smokeless tobacco from ball fields throughout the city, including at AT&T Park, where the Dodgers and Giants are playing a three-game series this week. The ban still needs to pass a second Board of Supervisors vote and be signed by Mayor Ed Lee before AT&T Park becomes the first major...

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