Did Chewing Tobacco Kill Tony Gwynn?

On Monday, Tony Gwynn died from complications related to salivary cancer, the same disease that claimed the life of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch two years ago. When Yauch died at the hospital where I work in Manhattan, I was shaken. A whole generation got a little older that day. The thing about Yauch's illness was that… » 6/20/14 11:13am 6/20/14 11:13am

Josh Hamilton Blames All His Late-Season Struggles On Quitting Tobacco

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Anaheim is getting a chaw-free Hamilton. » 12/21/12 3:10pm 12/21/12 3:10pm

Nolan Ryan Says Josh Hamilton Should Have Waited Until The Offseason To…

Josh Hamilton had a gangbusters first two months of the season, and then, suddenly, fell off a cliff. His past drug and alcohol problems, combined with some cryptic statements about "disobedience to God," put everyone on high alert. But in August, he revealed that he was struggling with a demon less illicit, if no… » 10/10/12 10:40am 10/10/12 10:40am

Peanuts, Cracker Jack, And Chaw: This Young Rangers Fan Is A Spitting…

It's just a few days into the baseball season, but we're already reminded that some of the best action takes place in the stands, not on the field. Here's an example, as a young Rangers supporter takes after his father both in physical resemblance and, it appears, in the use of smokeless tobacco. [FS Southwest, h/t… » 4/07/12 9:18pm 4/07/12 9:18pm

Tony Gwynn Has Cancer, Blames Chewing Tobacco

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn is about to start radiation and chemo for parotid cancer discovered last month. He says the doctors told him "they feel they caught the cancer early and there was not much of it there." » 10/09/10 3:00pm 10/09/10 3:00pm