Crushed Optimists

We are twin brothers who grew up in Central Washington. This blog is devoted to the life of Seattle sports fans, as well as various other topics that we will espouse for your enjoyment. We could be called another OFFICIAL SEATTLE SEAHAWKS site, but we'll take our uneducated crack at the Mariners, Sonics, and Huskies as well. A Seattle Sports Blog? Must be the land... of crushed optimism!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

What Is The Proper Reaction To This?

I was listening to ESPN radio today, and the host spent a segment discussing whether Jason Giambi's resurgence was good or bad for the game. After a horrific beginning to the 2005 season, Giambi is now hitting .278 with a .426 OBP and a .889 OPS. He has 10 HR and 32 RBI's. In short, he is having a semi-productive season so far, which is WAY better than I thought he would do after the first month. He was THIS close to being sent to AAA, and has fought back to become the hottest hitter not named A-Rod on the Yankees over the past month.

So... here's the thing. This is an admitted (basically) steroids user, who, somewhat through his use of steroids, got the Yankees to pay him $120 mill over 7 years.

Should I feel happy for him, that he has worked past the horrible health problems that plagued him last year and got to the point where the NY fans are cheering him? Is this an underdog story?

Or should I be disgusted that Giambi is basically getting away with cheating for several years? That he helped tarnish a sports reputation for a decade?

I'm honestly torn. I don't wish ill on the man, and he definitely apologized more than most, some against the will of his lawyers (supposedly).

I just don't know. Anyone who has thoughts on this, please comment....

posted by colin_hesse @ 3:16 PM  1 comments


At 4:54 PM, Blogger colin_hesse said...

... and he hits a home-run his first time up against the Bo Sox tonight. Geez...


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