Friday, August 17, 2007

Giambi isn't punished

Former roidhead Jason Giambi escaped punishment from commissioner Bud Selig because of his charitable work and cooperation with baseball's steroids investigator. Giambi has acknowledged a 'personal history regarding steroids' "He's doing a lot of public-service work, and I think that's terribly important," Selig said. "I think it's more important for us to keep getting the message out. He was, I thought, very frank and candid with Sen. Mitchell, at least that was the senator's conclusion. Given everything, this is an appropriate decision."

He agreed to speak with former Sen. George Mitchell last month after Selig threatened to discipline him if he refused to cooperate. "It's over and done with. I'm thrilled with it. He did what he needed to do -- now I can go forward," Giambi said before the Yankees hosted Detroit in the opener of an important four-game series. "I can go forward and not hurt the ball club with a suspension."

Pacman should look to Giambi for inspiration on how to leave controversy behind. I'm sure Goodell would be impressed to see him offering time to the community, such as serving warm meals at a battered women's shelter. Granted, Jones is probably the reason half of the women are there in the first place.

2 comments:

ng chang loves box said...

Selig is a fucking hypocrite.

Brock Landers said...

Fernando Vina said he was a "class act" on Baseball Tonight. Might be the dumbest statement of the year.