Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 6/27/13
CLEVELAND -- The temptation is to say that JasonGiambi has changed.That there was the guy with the Oakland As whohad the long greasy hair and the scraggly beard and the flaming skull tat onhis left arm and the Frat House attitude. The guy who proudly wore the T-shirtthat read Party like a rock star, the guy who appeared on the cover of SportsIllustrated in July of 2000 looking more fearsome than ballplayer.The easy thinking would say that that Giambi wasdiscarded like a snake discards its skin that a new Giambi emerged in recentyears. The veteran presence, the voice of wisdom with short hair and gray inhis beard, the guy whose mere presence benefits a team because of his attitudeand sage advice.Except the easy thinking, as usual, would bewrong. Because the only thing that has changed about Giambi are the externals.Hes always been the caring teammate and leader. Hes always been the team guy.Hes always been who he is.It was just wrapped differently.Ive lived lifetimes, Giambi said re...
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