Those who watch baseball on TV only at this time of year typically have a few questions.
Some wonder why the commercials are so off-putting and why it's the same four over and over.
Others want to clarify the difference between a double and a double play.
But almost all eventually get around to the one time-honored head-scratcher.
"What's with all the spitting?"
Has anyone ever come up with a decent answer?
A small percentage of modern players chew tobacco, so that's not it. And the theory of spontaneous saliva overloads has been pretty well debunked.
So, really, what is it?