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.
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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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