Cal Will Break You Of Your Candy Cigarette Habit

Cal Ripken, Jr., rolled out a new product targeted at kids this week: Shredded beef jerky packaged in tins to look like chewing tobacco.

Cal Ripken Jerky For Kids

(No idea who the guy on the right is. Can’t be Cal.)

With the chewing tobacco business thankfully on life support, at least compared to when I was broadcasting baseball in the majors and minor leagues in the ’90s, not too sure why Ripken would want to remind kids that the biz actually still exists.

That wasn’t Ripken’s intention, as the product is a competitor to longstanding tobacco substitute Big League Chew gum, but is giving kids containers which only other use is to contain chewing tobacco products really a grand business strategy.

Then there’s this quote from Ripken in the company’s press release: Read more…