Monday, May 21, 2007

Jason Giambi Is Not a Victim

I was a little shocked about the amount of public support that came out over the radio airwaves this past weekend in support of Jason Giambi’s comments and the possibly that the New York Yankees could terminate his contract. Here’s the quote that has everyone talking.

"I was wrong for doing that stuff," Giambi was quoted as saying in Friday's editions of USA Today. "What we should have done a long time ago was stand up -- players, ownership, everybody -- and said: 'We made a mistake.'

"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," he said.
Now that he has somewhat admitted that he was on the juice the Yankees are screaming “breach of contract” and looking into giving Giambi’s big bat the boot.

The public outcry is, Giambi owns up to taking steroids and is being punished while Barry Bonds keeps his dirty little secret and will be rewarded this season with the all-time homerun record.

These guys cheated the game that gave them everything! It is catching up with Giambi and it will just be a matter of time before it comes full circle for Bonds as well.

Why should Giambi get to keep his fat contract with the Yankees? If a bank robber fesses up to the crime does he get to keep the cash because he came clean? Absolutely not!

It doesn’t really matter anyway because if the Yankees do decide to terminate his contract the players union (the real governing body of MLB) will only appeal the decision and get Giambi his cash leaving you and I the fans as the victims and not the guys who cheated the game.

The one thing that Giambi and I do agree on is that someone owes the fans an apology for making a farce of the game we love.