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February 07, 2006

The New Mr. Stay-Puft?

Looking at a photo today of Jason Giambi on mlb.com forced this compare in my mind:

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Is it just me or does Jason look like he's been hitting the In-N-Out Burgers again?

Posted by Steve Lombardi at February 7, 2006 05:59 PM

Comments

Well, that's what Spring Training used to be for...getting in shape.

Posted by: JohnnyC [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 7, 2006 06:08 PM

Here's another article about Giambi with some more quotes. It mentions that he does, in fact, look meatier.

http://tinyurl.com/8a9rh

Posted by: Jen [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 7, 2006 08:39 PM

Hey SL,
Don't you remember? Stay-Puft saved the Ghostbusters bacon! Giambi will do the same!

Posted by: James Varghese [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 7, 2006 09:40 PM

I dunno James.

Great link Jen - thanks.

He says that he's 240. Since everyone always lies a bit, I would say that makes him at least 245 - maybe 250(?). That's too large. Just wait, we'll see. His knees and back will be issues this year.

Posted by: Steve Lombardi [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 7, 2006 10:43 PM

I'm far more concerned about Giambi's balky left elbow, which he has labeled "bursitis" or "tendonitis," but is probably epicondylitis. Both of his power-hitting streaks (e.g.- AL Player of the Month in July) last year were the immediate result of a pair of (cortico-)steroid injections of that joint. Hopefully, he has found a more durable remedy, such as surgery (arthroscopic release of ECRB) or lithotripsy.

Posted by: KevinK [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 9, 2006 06:03 PM