It's been 15 years since the Cincinnati Reds baseball team last won their National League Championship. So, having achieved that very feat this season, they were dead pleased, so they were.
What a day, eh? Joy unconfined, and state pride bolstered as all Ohioans toasted the exploits of their stars.
Well, all but five joyless whiny cunts and the incedibly dull-witted automatons at the public sector health department, of course.
Complaints of players smoking cigars indoors after they clinched the National League Central Division were filed Tuesday night.Quite why anyone should find this remotely necessary is anyone's guess because in Ohio, as previously mentioned, scenes like this happen ONCE EVERY 15 FUCKING YEARS!
Players could be seen on TV smoking their celebratory cigars in the locker room handed out by Reds owner Bob Castellini.
Five people called a statewide smoking ban complaint hotline, said Rocky Merz, health department spokesman.
State law requires a health inspector to go out within 30 days to see if anyone is smoking.
But the Reds won't know when that will be.
"We come in unannounced, obviously," Levy said.
Here's an idea for Ohio's charmless state rubber band flickers. Instead of wasting your time on a fool's errand at the behest of the terminally deranged, how about telling the complainants that they are batshit crazy and should seek psychiatric help?
'Cos they are, and they should.
It's curious that those who disagree with smoking bans are ignored, and denied any exemption or compromise, on the premise that more are supposedly in favour than not - yet when the overwhelming majority are unconcerned by an understandable momentary transgression of an overweening illiberal law, it only takes an almost negligible, hideously anti-social, minority to prompt public servants into pointless administrative action.
Well done on your success, Cincinnati Reds. It's just a shame that the moment has been marred by a handful of mean-spirited killjoys and spineless public-funded fucktards.
For further reading, there is a good article on this issue here
UPDATE: Ohio take their ban very seriously it would seem. Just as Megan's Law requires information on paedophiles to be available to the US public, so does Ohio 'name and shame' by providing a searchable database of smoking ban violations. Jesus wept!