Friday, September 14, 2007

Giambi (tries to) Throws Game

Mark my words. I have no proof of this, but Jason Giambi is quite possibly throwing the game tonight for the Yanks vs. the Sox. He has two critical errors, and after walking the first two times up, his third time up, with the bases loaded, the normally patient Giambi swings at three pitches and goes down on strikes. I know he just had some sort of secret meeting with George Mitchell a couple weeks go about his steroids use. I wonder if that has anything to do with it....

No shit, right after I wrote that last paragraph, the strangest turn of events ocurred. The Yankees are down 7-2 going into the top of the eighth, with, who else, but Giambi leading off. The announcer starts to say what a nice guy he is and how bad he must feel, and I'm thinking this is all B.S. and Giambi hits a home run. (Okay, so maybe he figured the game was out of reach and was trying to save face.) But then Cano hits a titanic home run. And then Cabrera walks, and Damon doubles... and so on, until the Yankees are suddenly winning 8-7. With A-Rod on second, the Yankees having a chance to extend their lead, Giambi comes up again and this time reverts to form and strikes out. He then gets pulled for a defensive replacement. All in all, still a curious turn of events. Still the Yankees might win, which means perhaps Mr. Giambi will turn up missing tomorrow.

Just some thoughts.

Cheers.

Ralph

2 comments:

DrD said...

Even with Giambi throwing the game, the Yankees still win. The Empire Strikes Back.

Ralph said...

No shit. It also appears I may have been a little hard on Mr. Giambi, although, I still have questions. He had a huge double last night that led to a three-run homer by Jeter that produced another win over the "Evil Empire II" Boston Red Sox.

So, it seems like everyone really likes Giambi, but then again, I read a book over the summer about a 1900s-1910s player named Hal Chase, who was notorious for being involved with baseball fixing. And one of the reasons he got away with as much as he did was that everyone seemed to like him too- and he was a heckuva baseball player who could deliver when he wasn't on the take. I'm seeing certain parrellels here...