Over at SI.com, Chris Ballard has a short piece on Jason Giambi. Check it out.
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He was always a tough out. No one talks about his two solo home runs in the 2003 ALCS Game 7 win over Pedro and the BoSox. That's why the Yanks were only down 5 - 2 before entering the pivotal Grady Little inning.
And I do think he tried to man up when the steroid news broke. Awkward as all hell, but I remember him as one of my favorite Yankees of the last decade.
 Interesting, I don't care about steroids but Giambino was one of my least favorite players to watch. Slow, endless walks, awful in the field..just kind of dull. (I know, very productive, but not fun to watch!)
 For me his at bats were must-see baseball. His incredible eye. Vicious swing. I like watching him. I still remember the "beat the switch" hit he made that dribbled through the left side to win a game against the Mets. I was at a bar in The City. So it was pretty cool.
 You bring up a personal frustration of mine that I had forgotten, his complete (or nearly complete) aversion to beating the "switch". While I understand the "I yam who I yam" philosophy, I hated watching late, close games with him coming up, refusing to take the "easy" punch out to LF.
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