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5.22.2007

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Jason Giambi has always had a big mouth. How big it is depends on how big the controversy he's spouting off about. Steroids in baseball is no secret, but the commissioner's office would rather not have it in the spotlight.

It's a little like Big Tobacco holding a Stop Teen Smoking Campaign: we know it's a problem, but let's pretend it's not. But let's also pretend we want everyone to think we think it's a problem.

Still with me?

Bud Selig and the players' association have held discussions about setting up a meeting with the slugger to discuss the steroid-related comments the New York Yankees' designated hitter made in Friday's USA Today, but as of this morning, no meeting had been scheduled.
"What we should have done a long time ago was stand up - players, ownership, everybody - and said: 'We made a mistake,'" Giambi said. "We should have apologized back then and made sure we had a rule in place and gone forward... Steroids and all of that was a part of history. But it was a topic that everybody wanted to avoid. Nobody wanted to talk about it."
Since baseball didn't ban steroids until late in the 2002 season, it would be nearly impossible to penalize him or any other player for any admitted use before that agreement.

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6 comments:

ian said...

I think this is what will happen.

Selig will try to find out when he did them and ask him why he says MLB has/had a steroid problem when Selig has always publicly said that baseball never had a steroid problem.

And what will happen is that Giambi won't have his contract voided because of the legal mess it will cause.

Megs said...

They'll probably use him as the spokesperson for a steroids recovery campaign. Serious 'The More You Know' commercials and all that business.

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GM-Carson said...

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Sooze said...

Thank you! Same here.

Andrew "mitchum man" Wold said...

remember that deoderant commercial he made? was it right-guard? he was flexing his unnatural biceps... and the ladies swooned.

well the man did give himself a lump on his nut from taking... creatine.