Yeah squiz, I knew that. I was laying in bed trying to go to sleep and for some reason it came to mind that I typed in the Royals instead of Detroit. I got out of the sack to come fix it before anyone else saw it, but I see you have already busted me!
Originally posted by ScottieKStones: Because the Yankees have looked stellar thus far.
They still beat the Devil Rays. Not that I wasn't rooting for the D-Rays, mind you, but...
On the other hand, Giambi has started the season 2-11. I hope he slumps for all of April and the New York media tears into him. I can't stand Giambi's act. "Oh, I love New York. I love the winning atmosphere. I love the aura.. blah blah blah." I mean, come on. You love the money and you love playing with a stacked deck, Jason. I don't blame the man for this, but who really wants to work for a boss who strictly regulates your beard and haircut?
(edited by PalpatineW on 6.4.02 0022)
Do I lie to myself to be happy? In your case, Teddy, I think I can.
*My* problem with Giambi is his bullshit about winning when he was on the best young team in baseball already, in a place where he was worshipped. It's not like they were offering him beans, either. Six years at $91 million is nothing to fart at. The A's didn't help themselves with this during the initial negotations, but they were later willing to give him the no-trade clause.
All he has to do now is adjust to humongous pressure or have fans bark an inferior player's name at him all year long. TI-NO TI-NO.
While I wouldn't do this for my current job per se, for $125 mil I'd shave all my body hair and dye myself blue (like the "Big Fat Liar" guy) if they asked me to.
Giambi is not that much different than ol' A-Rod, except a year from now he'll probably be talking about his World Series winning experience while A-Rod, God love 'im, is on a team with no pitching and on ESPN talking about how John Rocker and Carl Everett have been really great guys to get to know.
If they want to get tough, test once a month. ALL PLAYERS once a month. And, make it known, first offense is ten games, second is a season, third is a lifetime ban. THAT would make it stringent enough that it would be a true deterrent.