Talk:Jason Giambi

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Introduction Steroid Reference[edit]

I don't think the introduction's reference to steroid use should mention his apology, there's no call to write this - "Giambi is also known to have taken performance-enhancing drugs during his career but has indicated he stopped and has apologized recently for past steroid use." At the moment the way this is worded breaches the neutral point of view requirement of articles in my view, because it sounds as though we're excusing his behaviour. Are there any objections to removing (or at least rewording) the second part of this sentence? For instance it could state "Giambi is also known to have taken performance-enhancing drugs during his career, an action he has publicly apologised for". At least this wouldn't make the sentence sound like we're excusing his actions. Blankfrackis 09:39, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

He hasn't "yet" admitted steroid use[edit]

its should state it as a fact he said "i regrett using that stuff it should be reworded. four tildes

UPDATE[edit]

he said it,nevermind.

WAIT: What's this about "Rodrigo" and cold cuts?! Had never heard this, and could not verify by search. A joke, I presume?! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.96.164.75 (talk) 06:11, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

How Come[edit]

this page says nothing of his steroid use ? -- —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.10.74.104 (talkcontribs)

why does everyone hate barry bonds, but not Giambi? -- —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.65.213.37 (talkcontribs) {Barry Bonds RulesFOUR TILDES (talk) 16:23, 27 December 2007 (UTC)}

Maybe because Barry Bonds has (and always will have) a chip on his shoulder the size of Texas. He is nasty, testy and generally does not get along with reporters and teammates. Anything you ever read or hear about him is that he has always been unfriendly and just not a nice guy. People (in general) like to see guys like him "get theirs". 24.189.35.249 (talk) 20:06, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

-Seconded. This page needs to at least touch on Giambi's part in the steroid controversy. -- —Preceding unsigned comment added by 57.77.8.130 (talkcontribs)

There are a number of sources for Jeremy Giambi's admission of steroid use.

The original SF Gate report claimed that Jeremy testified to it in court (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/12/02/BALCO.TMP) and, as referenced on Jeremy's page, he told the KC Star that he used steroids (this was also reported by USAToday (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/2005-03-13-giambi-brother-steroids_x.htm) and ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2011867). I'm removing the citation needed from there.

Also, I'm removing "snubbed" - the negative connotation is a bit too strong. --DSZ 21:36, 4 August 2006 (UTC)


Giambi admitted to using steroids, turned his life around and apologized. Bonds still denies it. -- —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.2.199.30 (talkcontribs)

"turned his life around",uhh..how is that?

--Well, now that it includes info about the steroids, isn't this kind of speculation:

"While it is unlikely given his connection to the balco scandal in 04', due to Giambi's recent resurgance and increased power numbers, media speculation continues regarding his possible continued use of performance enhancing substances, however, the speculation is not nearly as severe as players such as Bonds or McGwire." --—Preceding unsigned comment added by Rowsdower45 (talkcontribs)

It's very sad to see Giambi and others how they destroyed one of the greatest sports. I don't know how they can still in there.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 148.233.229.235 (talkcontribs)

....what?

Giambi has never publicly admitted to using steroids. His grand jury testimony was illegaly leaked. He doesnt get the same treatment as bonds and mac because he was honest and apologetic. -- —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pitt1913 (talkcontribs)

Giambi did not publicly admit it, yes, but before the start of the 2005 season, he apologized for it. He has been the only MLB player to come forward with the truth. The beginning of this article should be edited to recognize that this was already public knowledge two years ago.

No need to list the tidbit about his mustache, I mean who really cares? It's silly. Schatzberg (talk) 18:47, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Picture[edit]

hahaha, how many home runs has Giambi hit? Why is there a picture of him hitting a pop-up? I say we change that to something a little less funny.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.226.87.148 (talkcontribs)

Giambi has hit 36 home runs this season, and 349 in his career. It really doesn't matter what picture is there. It's fine as it is. --Nishkid64 21:36, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, I guess you're right. 72.226.87.148 05:20, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

I agree that it should be changed, if someone can come up with a better one. --Epeefleche 19:21, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

Time to put up a recent picture of Giambi in his Colorado Rockies uniform and up date his stats. He's been a wonderful addition to the Colorado team and the fans here love him.

Designate hit or Firstbase?[edit]

Does he designated hit for the Yankees or does he play firstbase for the Yankees? Jerrymcdonald (talk) 07:38, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

He does both, but he usually Designated Hits as his glove in the field is seen as a liability. --Michael Greiner 11:30, 18 November 2007 (UTC)Killen has met him.

Pronunciation of Name[edit]

What is the standard for determining what pronunciation is official for Wikipedia? It's true that /dʒiˈɑːmbi/ is how it is usually said. However it is also true that /ˈdʒɑːmbi/ is both the "correct" pronunciation and also the pronunciation Giambi himself uses. Giambi has stated this clearly (and also stated that he doesn't really care, which is why the mispronunciation persists). This is attested in print, for example, in this interview with Yankees announcer Bob Sheppard: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FCI/is_11_63/ai_n6355442/

Any opinions on how Wikipedia should treat this? Edit it to /ˈdʒɑːmbi/? List both? Add an explanatory note in the text? I don't think the article as it exists is satisfactory, since it's essentially promulgating a pronunciation which is incorrect. Iglew (talk) 02:27, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

Oldest to hit walk off home run[edit]

If I remember correctly, Jim Thome is older that Jason Giambi and just had a walk off HR June 28th, 2012. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.73.217.217 (talk) 17:32, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

Manager???[edit]

I know Giambi interviewed for the manager job, but he didn't get it. Can we remove this from his info box? Kjscotte34 (talk) 16:54, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

Done. Spanneraol (talk) 17:11, 21 December 2012 (UTC)