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Postby MMoNeY24 » Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:07 pm

SominaDei wrote:
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How do you know? I'm skeptical of this, but I haven't made it to a game this year so I can't say.


He definantly got the best ovation today. I mean obviously he deserves it somewhat because he was great on the road trip, but I still have to wonder about that. :-? because you got A-rod(arguably the best baseball player in the AL), and Sheffield(a solid pro).


Wonder about what? Giambi is the hottest hitter in the bigs this month. Of course he's going to get ovations like that. 5 HR in his last 5 games and that's just recently. 3 multi HR games, two in a row... 12 in the month total... 19 RBI... a 1.536 OPS... and he's raised his average 33 points. He deserves those cheers. ;-D


That's the main point of why he's accepted now... Are we supposed to boo him or something when he's playing like this just because he cheated? As long as he's helping the team win and contributing, nobody will care about his past.
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Postby Strasil42 » Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:07 pm

StudentOfTheGame wrote:
How do you know? I'm skeptical of this, but I haven't made it to a game this year so I can't say.


He definantly got the best ovation today. I mean obviously he deserves it somewhat because he was great on the road trip, but I still have to wonder about that. :-? because you got A-rod(arguably the best baseball player in the AL), and Sheffield(a solid pro).


Look at Giambis stats for the last month. 8-o 8-o I think it is very clear why Giambi got the best ovation today.
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Postby bigh0rt » Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:08 pm

He's getting cheered because he's playing well. Need we really delve deeper than that?? If he was sucking, he'd still be being booed (or is it bood, boo'd??) I don't think it needs to be complicated any further than just that...
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Postby Octavian » Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:09 pm

MMoNeY24 wrote:
SominaDei wrote:
StudentOfTheGame wrote:
How do you know? I'm skeptical of this, but I haven't made it to a game this year so I can't say.


He definantly got the best ovation today. I mean obviously he deserves it somewhat because he was great on the road trip, but I still have to wonder about that. :-? because you got A-rod(arguably the best baseball player in the AL), and Sheffield(a solid pro).


Wonder about what? Giambi is the hottest hitter in the bigs this month. Of course he's going to get ovations like that. 5 HR in his last 5 games and that's just recently. 3 multi HR games, two in a row... 12 in the month total... 19 RBI... a 1.536 OPS... and he's raised his average 33 points. He deserves those cheers.


That's the main point of why he's accepted now... Are we supposed to boo him or something when he's playing like this just because he cheated? As long as he's helping the team win and contributing, nobody will care about his past.


Exactly. Plus, I grabbed him when he was hitting .260 and just starting to light it up... thinking maybe I'd get 3-4 good games out of him, and he's been keeping my Pronkless lineups more than afloat with his beastly numbers. Can't argue with that, or the way he's helping to power the Yankees to those Ws! :-D
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Postby StudentOfTheGame » Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:10 pm

I see most of you guys points. I've been really impressed with Giambi lately, but what happens when he falls back into a slump. Was this hot streak enough to justify the money spent on him? Definantly not....So what happens then, and it's still very possible he slumps and finishes the season on a sour note.
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Postby Octavian » Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:12 pm

StudentOfTheGame wrote:I see most of you guys points. I've been really impressed with Giambi lately, but what happens when he falls back into a slump. Was this hot streak enough to justify the money spent on him? Definantly not....So what happens then, and it's still very possible he slumps and finishes the season on a sour note.


That's a possibility for sure... but... I honestly don't see it. His OPS is tipping the 1.000 scales now, he's seeing the ball well, he's got his stroke back... Giambi was always a good to great hitter, and now he's confident again. He's hitting in an off the charts powerful lineup, so he may not keep this torrid pace up, but I think he'll finish the season with strong numbers.
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Postby WharfRat » Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:13 pm

StudentOfTheGame wrote:I see most of you guys points. I've been really impressed with Giambi lately, but what happens when he falls back into a slump. Was this hot streak enough to justify the money spent on him? Definantly not....So what happens then, and it's still very possible he slumps and finishes the season on a sour note.


Then we'll boo him again. Our support is conditional in his case.
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Postby StudentOfTheGame » Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:15 pm

I admit, it is pretty impressive how far he has come....He looked REALLY BAD the first couple months of the season. His confidence must be soaring right now, but who knows.... It'll be interesting to watch how he performs the rest of the year, especially down the stretch.
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Postby Amazinz » Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:21 pm

Ever listen to NY sports radio? Up until recently Yankee fans (at least the ones calling into shows like Kay's) have been all over Giambi. I wouldn't exactly consider him "embraced". ;-)
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Postby bogie » Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:54 pm

Interesting post and have to agree with a lot of the responses. Here is my take -- in general Yankee fans who pay to go to games, and I'm one of the them, are a cynical bunch and will cheer for players when their producing and on the flip side boo them when their not.

Regarding Giambi, I don't think we've embraced him more then others and certainly don't think he 'consistently' gets a louder ovation then some other guys. Like wharfrat said -- when Giambi stops hitting we'll boo him again (or any other player for that matter).

I'm not saying it is right but it's all about what have you done for me lately. (good example is Bernie Williams). Anyway what can you expect from Yankee fans who ridicule other Yankee fans over where they sit. If you've been there you know the chant -- box seats sux.
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