Ah, April. DC sports fans’ hopes are high—it’s early enough the Caps haven’t gotten knocked out of the playoffs unexpectedly soon, the Wizards are in the playoffs, and the Nats are back. Not much has changed. Harper and Murphy look to be back in a groove (and Zim?!); the bullpen looks shaky. And smokeless tobacco seems to be permitted in the park. Wait, didn’t D.C. prohibit the use of smokeless tobacco at Nationals Park and other sports venues?
When baseball season opened earlier this week, the big news for proponents of disassociating baseball and smokeless tobacco was that state and local laws saw nearly half of Major League ballparks completely tobacco-free, including... more