Thursday, August 16, 2007
From The Era Where Snitchin' Is The Shit...
Its, official. Snitching is as American as apple pie and drive-thru liquor stores.
Jason Giambi was my favorite player for a hot sec when he was playing for the A's. But I stopped rooting for him when sold out to the Evil Empire. I guess wearing the pinstripes gets you some sort of executive privilege because Giambi, who admitted to using steroids, will not be punished for doing so. No suspension, no banishment, no nothing. I'd also like to mention that besides a couple kids tearing his poster off the wall, he didn't experience alot ridicule either.
This is a foul ball by all means. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said that he's not going to punish Giambi because his case was a "special circumstance, mainly because he's been doing charity work and helping steroid investigators. This is the same Bud Selig who when he witnessed Barry Bonds tie the all-time home run record, had to be prompted to stand up and acknowledge the feat. On top of that, he didn't even bother to clap, he just stood there with his hands in his pocket with a blank stare. I know Bud is 73 years old, and probably isn't completely aware of what his face does anymore, but damn, he could have at least smiled or something. Don't forget that he didn't bother to show up to the game where Barry actually broke the record.
Instead he sent out an ambiguous statement:
"Congratulations to Barry Bonds as he ties Major League Baseball's home run record. No matter what anybody thinks of the controversy surrounding this event, Mr. Bonds' achievement is noteworthy and remarkable."
I wonder if Barry would have come out and admitted to steroid use, would he be treated as a "special circumstance." Probably not, hell, Selig was ready to suspend Bonds based off a book by two meddlesome San Fransisco reporters who clearly had an agenda against Bonds.
Like I said, pinstripes must get you some sort of executive privilege. Anyone else who admits to cheating usually has to suffer consequences, charity or not.