So for 7 long years I have HATED Jason Giambi. When he left the A's I was heart broken, I felt as if I had I had been dumped. I remember going to as many A's games as I could back in 2000 to get him into the All Star game as I am sure many others on this site did as well. When he came back in 2002 I booed him as hard as I could as soon as he got on the field as did the rest of the stadium. When I saw him yesterday at that press conference I wanted to still be mad at him but I couldn't, I had a smile on my face the entire conference. I am not all the way back to how I felt about Giambi and I am sure I never will be but I have moved past it and I am ready to see what he can do for us. It almost feels like 2001 again, obviously that A's team was much better but I have that same optimism back again.