Unlike Will Clark, who was practically gloating over the suspension of former college teammate Rafael Palmeiro on the radio earlier today, the Yankees’ Jason Giambi prefers to take the high road. From the New York Daily News’ Sam Borden :
When asked yesterday if he felt some sort of satisfaction that there have been eight players already suspended for violating MLB’s new drug policy and he isn’t one of them, Giambi shrugged and answered brusquely.
“I don’t really care, to be honest with you,” he said before going 0-for-3 in last night’s 6-5 loss to the Indians at Jacobs Field. “I’m just working hard. It’s the result of working hard and playing hard, and if somebody wants to shortchange it, it’s their problem, not mine.”
He does not take pleasure in seeing others suffer public humiliation. He expressed sympathy for Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro, who on Monday was suspended 10 games for a positive steroids test.
“I can’t really comment on it,” Giambi said. “I don’t know everything that went into it. My heart goes out to Raffy and his family. … I don’t wish that on anybody. I’m not an evil person.”