No time to blog this morning, but I’ll point you to Jeff Quinton, who picks up the NY Daily News report on Jason Giambi admitting to the BALCO grand jury that he used steroids and human growth hormone. Of course, if this story gets confirmed in the public eye – not that anybody’d be all that surprised – it would reduce Giambi’s vulnerability to blackmail by the Yankees.
Of course, the Yankees also have their hands full with not paying their
taxes rent . . .
UPDATE: Fixed the reference above. Also, note that Jeremy Giambi also admitted using steroids, which is unsurprising in light of his brother’s admission:
Jeremy Giambi’s testimony mirrored his brother’s — right down to Anderson’s notifying him that he had tested positive for the steroid Deca Durabolin. Jeremy Giambi described to the grand jury how he had injected human growth hormone and testosterone he received from the trainer before the start of the 2003 season, when he played for the Boston Red Sox.
The younger Giambi testified that he knew testosterone was a steroid but that Anderson had described “the clear” and “the cream” only as undetectable “alternatives to steroids.”
“For all I knew, it could have been baby lotion,” Jeremy Giambi told the grand jury.
Jeremy Giambi, 30, also told the grand jury that he had taken several different-colored pills provided by Anderson even though he didn’t know what they were.
Nedrow asked Jeremy Giambi why he trusted Anderson.
“I don’t know, I guess — I mean, you’re right,” Jeremy Giambi testified. “I probably shouldn’t have trusted the guy. But I just felt like, you know, what he had done for Barry [Bonds] and, you know, I didn’t think the guy would send me something that was, you know, Drano or something, you know, I mean, I hope he wouldn’t.”