Smelling salts are meant to revive people from unconsciousness, so athletic trainers have them. Some players even use them just to get their heads in the game -- Landon Donovan uses them every game, Tom Brady has been seen using them -- but have you ever wondered what they actually do?
Curtis Granderson wondered, and found out. (via r/MLB)
Yeah, they smell bad.
In other news, the Mets were getting no-hit at the time. In other other news, we have a new promotional image for the New York Mets: