The Bleacher Bums Header

Comeback? From what?

Posted at 10:32 PM on October 11, 2005 by Bob Collins (1 Comments)

So Jason Giambi has won the comeback player of the year award. Granted this is now a fan-voted so New York, which pushed 4 million people through the turnstiles, are always going to win. That's fine.

But who nominated him and what was he coming back from? Steroid use? Is that an award now?

The nominees were: Giambi, Roy Halladay, Bob Wickman, Jay Gibbons, Barry Zito and Richie Sexson. No peeking: which one of these folks was the subject of leaked grand jury testimony admitting to the use of illegal drugs?

Comments (1)

Maybe it was the comeback from the unbridled ridicule he faced when the Yanks came to the dome in July. During a late at-bat in Sunday's rubber game (that the Twins had pretty well under control thanks to some hundred-thousand dollar errors by Sheffield and A-Rod), fans actually chanted at Giambi - "MVP! MVP!"

So cruel, yet so funny.

I have to agree, Bob. Coming back from a sub-par year that was due, BY ONE'S ONE ADMISSION, to juice withdrawal should not qualify one for a "Comeback" award. Less community service, maybe, but not a comeback award.

Posted by Monster | October 12, 2005 9:19 AM

Post a comment

The following HTML tags are allowed in your comments:
+ Bold: <b>Text</b>
+ Italic: <i>Text</i>
+ Link: <a href="http://url" target="_blank">Link</a>
Fields marked with * are required.

Comment Preview appears above this form upon pressing the "preview" button. Edit your comment and press "preview" again, until you are satisfied with your comment.

Your comment may not appear on the blog until several minutes after it was submitted.

October 2005
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          

Master Archive

MPR News

Listen Now

On Air

MPR News

Other Radio Streams from MPR

Classical MPR
Radio Heartland