I'm not into sports, but my husband is, and I have noticed that baseball players have disqusting habits that other athletes don't seem to share. Baseball players always spit (not always because they're chewing tobacco - I watch them pre spit), pat each other on the butt, and wear big, clunky, gold chains. I have never seen a football, basketball, tennis, or soccer player or golfer spit (and I watch for this). I don't even see horse jockys spit. I told my husband that this is just a disqusting, filthy habit. If I was single & on a date with a guy who spit - it'd be the deal breaker - I'd never date him again, even if he was gorgeous, rich, funny, & charming. I raised my kids to not spit - it's just gross, rude & unsanitary.
I also have never seen other athletes pat each other on the butt. Football players sometimes pat each other on the back or shoulder, but not the butt.
And, do baseball players join the team already wearing big, clunky, gold chains? Or, do the new players arrive on the scene & think "wow, I gotta get a big, clunky gold chain to fit in with these guys so I look cool too."??? At any rate - big, clunky gold chains on baseball players look silly I think, like they're trying to look gangsta ghetto tough or something. I don't recall seeing baseball players wearing big jewelry 20 years ago. But then, I also don't recall seeing athletes wearing long or dreadlocked hair either. (The hair doesn't bother me at all.)
At any rate - can anybody explain this to me?