The Cincinnati Reds will be investigated by the Cincinnati Health Department for violations of the state smoking ban after complaints players were smoking cigars indoors Tuesday night while celebrating their National League Central championship, city officials said today.

A lot of players could be seen on TV smoking the cigars, and Reds owner Bob Castellini was passing them out. But video doesn’t affect the investigation – the health inspector has to actually see someone smoking, said Rocky Merz, health department spokesman.

Five people called a statewide smoking ban complaint hotline, Merz said. Those complaints were sent to the city health department today for investigation. Castellini will get letter soon notifying him of the alleged violation.

Let me get this straight…some Reds fans are watching the celebration and in the midst of the excitement, 5 of these knuckleheads decide to call the Statewide Smoking Ban complaint hotline?

I don’t even know how to address this…

4 Responses

  1. Jello

    Probably some relatives of Tony LaRussa.

    P.S. You think Chapman supplied the cigars?

  2. lookatthathat

    Props to Jello for bring LaRussa into this. I was going to say Carpenter, but LaRussa is better.

    “There is only one recipe for despair, and that is laughter.”