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Giamibi, Hmmm

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by DaytonBuck, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    NEW YORK -- Ailing Yankees first baseman Jason Giambi was diagnosed with parasites and out of the starting lineup Tuesday night when New York played Boston.

    When asked specifically what the doctor told him, Giambi said he didn't remember.

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    "I don't have a Ph.D. and I'm not world renowned," Giambi said.

    The former AL MVP said he'd been feeling exhausted for about three weeks. He began taking a new set of antibiotics Tuesday and said a doctor told him he should feel better within a couple of days.

    "There should be no reason for being this exhausted," Giambi said. "I'm 33, not 50."

    Giambi has one hit in his last 14 at-bats and is in a 13-for-65 rut. He hasn't homered since hitting his 11th of the season on June 20, and his average has dropped from .271 on June 7 to .237.

    "This sort of explains it to be more than a slump," Yankees manager Joe Torre said.

    Giambi said he wasn't surprised Yankees owner George Steinbrenner had recently criticized him a bit.

    "In some cases, he was right," Giambi said. "I wasn't feeling real good and I was hurting the team."

    "It kind of makes you understand why you're getting jammed by guys throwing 88 miles an hour."

    On Sunday, Giambi looked so bad when he got to Yankee Stadium that Torre sent him to a hospital.

    Giambi took two bottles of intravenous fluids and did not play during the Yankees' day-night doubleheader sweep of the New York Mets.

    Giambi originally started feeling ill a couple of weeks ago when he caught a stomach virus from teammate Gary Sheffield.

    The AL East-leading Yankees started a three-game series against the second-place Red Sox.

    Sure it's not the roids?
  2. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear....

    Piss on all those Yankee bastards.
  3. KillerNut

    KillerNut Banned

    What parasites?

  4. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Bookie

    Crabs - from the women?

    Worms - from eating raw beef?
  5. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall...

    He probably felt that with all the recent steroid accusations going on that he should quit for a while.
  6. It could be a wide range

    I imagine if it was just something he ingested, he'd say so. It makes me think that he's not saying what it's specifically because it'd embarrass him.
  7. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    A victim of a "Balcosite", perhaps?
  8. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    id bet its some side effect of steroids and they are covering his ass for him.

    fucking yankees.

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