Ballplayers spit because ... well, they just do, OK?
Today’s question: Why do baseball players spit so much? This one seems to come up every year, and I don’t know there is any one good answer. Part of it goes back to the old tradition of baseball players chewing tobacco, a gross habit which is now largely defunct.
So instead of a chaw, players are usually working away on bubblegum or sunflower seeds and that naturally leads to some spitting.
Why do they have to chew anything? I don’t know. I’m not sure they do. My best guess is that it’s mostly a matter of burning off nervous energy.
Do the people who commit identity theft as in the most recent hack of Equifax ever get caught?
People get arrested all the time for sort of low-level identity theft schemes. I just came across a story about a couple in Pennsylvania who were having sex in a Jeep in a Walmart parking lot. Police who came to investigate found them with a counterfeit credit card machine and a bunch of fake credit cards.
However, it seems to be much more difficult to track down the culprits involved in the big-time hacks, which involve international criminal rings, layers and layers of computer mumbo-jumbo and general murkiness and shadowy doings.
Why are some heart patients told not to eat grapefruit?
Grapefruit contain compounds known as furanocoumarins that interact negatively with the enzymes in some medication used to treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol and irregular heart rhythms.
If you are worried about this ask your doctor about it, not me.