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Baseball toughens up on chew as sky darkens for big dippers

 

March 1, 2016



(AP) — Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz spit some chew into a bottle at his locker, then dipped into the latest notice from baseball.

Big leaguers are now getting a written reminder that smokeless tobacco is banned at stadiums in Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

One-page letters are being put in clubhouse stalls throughout spring training, where there is no prohibition. The notes come jointly from Major League Baseball and the players’ union.

So, will Buchholz quit?

“That’ll probably happen,” he said. “If you get reprimanded for something, there comes a time where you’re ti...



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