Milwaukee Could Be The Next To Ban Chewing Tobacco At Sporting Events
In some of the biggest cities, they have banned chewing tobacco from baseball stadiums. Milwaukee might add themselves to the list. WMTJ4 reported last night that Alderman Michael Murphy wants to be an end to tobacco at Miller Park. This is once again an example of government getting in the way and not letting people just live their lives. This isn’t surprising to me though. MLB wants to get chewing tobacco out of baseball, and this is the only way to get rid of their problems by the cities doing the dirty work.
I don’t chew tobacco. I have many friends that do. That being said, I see nothing wrong with chew at a baseball game. It’s not like people are obsessed with showing others how much they are dipping during a game. If everyone chewed Redman and were spitting all over Miller Park, we might have an issue. This is just a politician looking for a quick win. It’s interesting that Murphy wants to take it a step further after this and ban the designated smoking areas which is another terrible idea. It’s there for a reason.
Murphy should be embarrassed for making reference to the ‘Kids look up to these players as role models.’ First of all, no athlete is a role model. Let’s get our facts straight there. These guys are not who your kids should be looking up to on a daily basis. Second, I’m not sure city kids know what dip looks like in the mouth or out in the open. Dipping is more popular today when I was younger, but my first real experience with it was at Eau Claire with their football team. It was more common place in Northwest Wisconsin.
It sounds like this will be a thing and all stadiums will have a tobacco ban in the city of Milwaukee. Yay big government!