MLG bans smokeless tobacco for new players next year – but veterans still grandfathered in. See the ESPN story here.
Hi all! Hope everyone is having a great holiday season so far and wishing everyone the very best over into the New Year.
If you haven’t tried Herd Chew, what is a better New Year’s Resolution than kicking off 2017 by kicking your dipping habit! Go to herdchew.com and order your sampler, 3-pack, or 10-pack today!
Our grass roots movement with Herd has caught momentum and we are working hard with our partners to keep up with demand and keep the inventory flowing. In 2017, we plan to roll out new flavors and expand the Herd product portfolio. Thank you all for your support and feedback, both positive and constructive, in 2016.
What’s new in the MLB?
We had a goal back in 2014 to develop and provide athletes with a tobacco-free dip/chew option. We think there is unstoppable momentum to remove smokeless tobacco from sports entirely, and recent news out of the MLB is validating our belief. Next year, new players will not be allowed to chew – and the rule seems like it has plenty of support from current players and managers.
Stay well, have a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year!
While some will be slower to come around than others, we think we’ve already reached a critical mass of “awareness”, and definitive rule changes like this will continue to trickle in until smokeless is no more in competitive sports. We are proud to be working on our part to help athletes and others actively choose to use a completely tobacco-free, nicotine-free alternative, but one that has all the features that you want – long cut, great flavor, rational ingredients.