Author Topic: Baseball: No more spitting  (Read 302 times)

Kerry

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Baseball: No more spitting
« on: November 01, 2016, 10:31:40 AM »
A news report I'd like to read:

A representative from all baseball leagues announced that all coaches, managers, and team members have agreed to not spit while a game is in progress.

Quotes the rep, ". . . we all have known that for some people spitting is repulsive to watch—to which we have non-verbally replied by hocking yet another disgusting loogie, with the implied, 'If you don't like it don't watch.'" Dozens of health professionals have generously taken the time to write about the bacteria growing in the dugouts. We have of course self-righteously ignored their free counsel. 

We've known that spitting is a learned (mimicked) behavior, that it's a choice; the majority of other athletes do not.  I'd like to say that our new policy of no spitting evolved organically from a sense of what's next in terms of manners, however, it's more likely that we have been inspired by confident professional non-spitting female ball players who have no need to demonstrate how tough they are. The bottom line truth is that we are presently driven by greed. The more people who refuse to watch macho men spit the less potential viewer revenue.


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