I wouldn’t figure former Newsday columnist / current SI.com baseball scribe to so easily starstruck, but his Monday entry isn’t quite packed with revelations from the Yankees’ Jason Giambi.
Jason Giambi (above, right) took a lot of heat after his testimony became public, and he was briefly viewed as the face of steroids. Since then, the heat has moved to Bonds and Rafael Palmeiro. While he can’t speak directly about Bonds’ situation, Giambi is sure he did the right thing by testifying truthfully.
“I had to go in there and do what I had to do,” Giambi said. “I had to do what was best for me. It was tough at the beginning. Now that everything has come out and I’ve gone forward, it’s been a lot better. I don’t know anything that’s going on with Barry. But for my situation, I did the best thing I could. It was the right thing to do at the time.”
Yeah, that and you were legally compelled to testify. Amazing how with the passage of time, Giambi’s grand jury appearance has been spun as though he came clean of his own volition. Not nearly as amazing, however, as the way Heyman’s tone towards Giambi has changed in the past year.