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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Good Luck with That

In the wake of Giambi's recent apology for "doing that stuff," Selig asked the New York Yankees star to cooperate with baseball's steroids investigator within two weeks.

But Selig deferred a decision on whether to discipline Giambi for his remarks, saying how the slugger deals with the former Senate Majority Leader will be taken into account.

Selig's statement might be interpreted by some players as a threat to punish Giambi and might make it harder for Mitchell's staff to persuade players to cooperate.

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"I'm still trying to figure out what he's in trouble for -- freedom of speech?" outfielder Johnny Damon said. "You can always go back and get someone in trouble for what they did in the past, whether it's stealing a pack of gum or whatever."

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