Thursday, December 02, 2004

Juicy Juice.

Cheater. Posted by Hello

Yeah that's right I said it --cheater. The whole thing is wrong on so many levels. I tried talking to some people at work today who I thought would be backing me up on this in outrage and disgust but were indifferent to its effect on the game and to the legacy of Jason Giambi. Juiced. Cyclin'. You know that stuff will shrink your nads right?

Babe Ruth didn't need steroids to hit 60 HRs. Teddy Ballgame didn't need "the cream" to hit over .400. Joe DiMaggio didn't need "the clear" to hit in 56 consecutive.

This would piss me off just as much if it was Johnny Damon, or Manny, or David Ortiz maybe more so. Taking steroids and growth hormones is against the rules. Whether it is running out of the basebaths or taking drugs the rules are not flexible though punishment may be. Vaseline ain't allowed on a ball cap and syringes ain't allowed in your ass cheek.

Rules infraction or not the fact that they are illegal in itself erases any defense that he thought these substances may technically not be a violation; a luxury Mark Mcgwire had. The very fact that he used them during a time when he was showing big hitting numbers puts Giambi's legacy and hall of fame bid in jeopardy.

This morning I was thinking about all of the parents of kids who love Jason Giambi are going to have to explain to them that their hero didn't have enough respect for the rules to play by them. That he is a big cheater. Make no mistake that is the name for it --cheating and whether you are a Yankees fan or a Red Sox fan you know it. I do have to admit though that it does amuse me a little bit that it had to happen to someone on the Yankees. Last weekend my father-in-law was giving me a hard time for being a fan of those "ragtag nitwits with the goofy hair." He likes to say things to get a rise out of me when it comes to baseball and now I have an even better response than "nitwits with rings!!"

It seems to me fitting that the clean cut boys in the pinstripes are hit first. This will become a big issue and will probably reach every team but it was the guys who aren't even allowed to grow facial hair who get tainted with this first. Its a shame that there's no way to tell just how frozen over hell is these days.


At 3:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barry Bonds' steroid use came out in detail including his usage of "the cream" long before yesterday's announcement concerning Giambi. Therefore, I don't think it is accurate to say it started with the Yankees when in fact it started with the current Home Run Champ who plays for the Giants. Also, it's important to note that the majority of Giambi's usage was during his stint in Oakland which is why he has not been able to match his numbers or come close since then, again not in New York.

At 9:34 PM, Blogger sleaze said...

Bonds denied knowing what was in "the cream" and insiting that he never intentionally did steroids whereas with Giambi we have a whole hearted and detailed admission of using steroids habitually. Even though I don't believe Bonds' denial I do believe that we have a different situation here with Giambi.

As far as the time frame the reports that I read on reported that Giambi hadn't met Anderson until late 2002 and was supplied drugs by Anderson into July of 2003 all of this time while under contract of the New York Yankees.

At 12:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should post more about your wife she seems interesting....


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