Former slugger Jason Giambi doesn’t seem surprised to see cheating happening in MLB, whether it’s the steroid era or the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. The truth is, the league has a long history of cheating according to Giambi.
Giambi, who is up for the Hall of Fame, went on SNY, a regional sports channel in New York, and shared his thoughts on what the Astros did during the 2017 and 2018 seasons, during which they won the World Series.
“It’s no different than the PEDs,”Giambi said on SNY, via NJ.com. “There’s always going to be things going in this game when you’re talking about people making a lot of money and wanting to win.”
Giambi admitted to using steroids in 2017. He found that, upon opening up about his wrongdoing, the baseball community finally welcomed him after getting shunned during his years of lying about his usage. It gave his career a second life.
“I sleep at night great,” Giambi said. “I don’t have to worry about it. The biggest thing that came out of it is I created a whole new set of fans who first gave me a second chance, but also I don’t know how many parents I run into that say ‘Hey, thank you so much for coming forward where I can tell my children if they make a mistake to tell the truth.’
“I think that’s the biggest thing that came out of that, and I think that’s what helped me be embraced for the second time around. It was because of that situation.”
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