This article goes on about how Jason Giambi’s myriad of charity work has somehow made his steroid use okay in the eyes of baseball commissioner Bud Selig. I see this as being an absolutely HUGE decision in baseball; it sets the precedent that steroid use during the “steroid era” is perfectly fine if you make up for it in other ways. This is primarily due to the fact that the baseball players’ union forbid baseball from doing any performance-enhancing drug testing, so they weren’t even tesing for steroid use at the time. All they have is Giambi’s confession.
I put this in the pit because Bud Selig is a royal class ass. This motherfucker not only watched average hitting statistics skyrocket, he KNEW (come on, he had to know) that players were taking a little something extra. THEN, through the media, he expresses shock and sorrow that players would do such things to his beloved league. So what the fuck does he do about it? Gives a player a free pass, because you know, he’s a nice guy and he admits it he took the drugs. What about the fucking fact that he just admitted he cheated and possibly altered the history of baseball (Giambi won the MVP)? At least strip the goon of his MVP award.
Oh, and for all you Bonds haters, pucker up, my scrotum’s waiting. This decision removes any thought of asterisks. Selig has said that steroid use during this era is okay, so Bonds did NOT “cheat.”