Friday, June 20, 2014

Just A Pinch

Two days after its publication, The Boston Globe decides to publish Shank's most recent column in his normal space.
Smokeless kills.

And yet big league ballplayers, coaches, and managers still use smokeless tobacco.

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn died of salivary gland cancer Monday at the age of 54. Gwynn blamed his mouth cancer on his habit of dipping smokeless tobacco during his 20-year career with the San Diego Padres.

It’s a baseball thing, and it’s killing players, and many don’t want to stop. Or they can’t stop.

Clay Buchholz and Dustin Pedroia, two Red Sox stars with young children, addressed their bad habit before Tuesday night’s game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park.
Notable by their absence are Shank's hyperbole and self-righteousness that you'd expect to see with columns such as this one.

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