Cubs manager Joe Maddon and pitcher John Lackey have voiced their frustrations after Chicago became the fourth U.S. city to ban to chewing tobacco at sports venues on Wednesday. The chewing of tobacco has long associations with baseball but players are already banned from indulging in the habit in ball parks in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Boston. Legislation banning “smokeless tobacco” at all professional and amateur sporting events in Chicago was passed in the City Council on Wednesday.
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Baseball-Cubs unimpressed by Chicago chewing tobacco ban