In hindsight, Giambi's words ring truer than Cashman's

Bill's Rants

December 14, 2007

This is what the New York Yankees' Jason Giambi said in a USA Today article last summer:

"I was wrong for doing that stuff. What we should have done a long time ago was stand up - players, ownership, everybody - and said: 'We made a mistake.' "

Giambi's candor drew the ire of Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, who said, in part:

"There's an implication that there was a lot of people that were involved that would know that, what was going on, and I can tell you that's false. ... Whatever goes on individually with these guys is really on them."

Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell yesterday:

"Everyone involved in baseball over the past two decades - commissioners, club officials, the players association and players - shares to some extent the responsibility for the steroids era. There was a collective failure to recognize the problem as it emerged and to deal with it early on."

Mr. Cashman?

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