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Giambi Believes Apology To Fans Overdue

Duh! But, is it too late? I for one can’t watch drug enhanced players breaking long standing records of truly Great players. An apology does not fix this. Damage has been done. The question is, can we learn from these mistakes?

New York Yankees slugger Jason Giambi , saying he’s likely tested for illegal performance-enhancing drugs more often than anyone else, believes Major League Baseball should have apologized years ago for its widespread drug problem.

Here is what he had to say before the game.

“I was wrong for doing that stuff,” Giambi told USA TODAY on Wednesday before playing 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.’

“We should have apologized back then and made sure we had a rule in place and gone forward. — Steroids and all of that was a part of history. But it was a topic that everybody wanted to avoid. Nobody wanted to talk about it.”

Here Giambi goes on to say, “That stuff didn’t help me hit home runs”. But, it sure did give him the power to get the baseball out of the park.

“Unfortunately, (the rumors) are going to be a part of it. But that’s OK. I’m probably tested more than anybody else. I’m not hiding anything,” said Giambi, hitting .273 with five homers this season. “That stuff didn’t help me hit home runs. I don’t care what people say, nothing is going to give you that gift of hitting a baseball.”

I believe they should start opening up a little more. If they want the healing to begin.

When asked, “So why did you take steroids?” Giambi said: “Maybe one day I’ll talk about it, but not now.”

source: aol sports

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