Friday, May 18, 2007

Giambi Apologizes

Yankees DH Jason Giambi stepped up and said what hundreds of players should have already said...that Major League Baseball should apologize for the steroid problem that is hanging over the sport like the darkest of clouds.

"I was wrong for doing that stuff," Giambi said Wednesday before the Yanks played the Chicago White Sox. "What we should have done a long time ago was stand up players, ownership, everybody and said: 'We made a mistake.'

It has been widely rumord that in 2003 Giambi told a federal grand jury during the BALCO investigation that he used steroids and human growth hormone. Giambi also said that he's happy about Major League Baseball's new steroids testing program that also checks for amphetamines.

I think Giambi, Bonds, Canseco, Palmiero and McGwire are guys that will always have the public perception of cheaters...but let's be honest - there were only a few players in the 90's and until about two years ago that weren't using perfomance enhancing drugs.

They all should apologize, because even if Mark Grace or Derek Jeter or John Olerud never used them, they played each played with a hundred or so that did.