Government comes to the rescue, well, sort of
Reds celebration cigars spark health probe
(AFP) – 2 days ago
CINCINNATI, Ohio — City health officials will inspect the home ballpark and locker room of the Cincinnati Reds after complaints that players violated an indoor smoking ban by puffing on cigars in a celebration.
Television scenes of the Reds in the locker room showed the smokers after their National League Central division title-clinching 3-2 home victory Tuesday over Houston and five complaints were made to a state telephone hotline.
State law requires the complaints over a violation of Ohio's smoking ban be followed up with an investigation within 30 days, although Cincinnati Health Department spokesman Rocky Merz said any action from the probe is unlikely.
The Reds reached the Major League Baseball playoffs for the first time since 1995 and will begin their post-season title quest next week. . . .