Jason Giambi: The Intro
Jaymee Sire kicks off the press conference introducing Jason Giambi as the newest member of the Oakland A's.
Hello and welcome to Oakland Alameda County coliseum behind -- science. With spring training just around the corner of the -- are getting ready to announce the latest addition to the 2009 lineup. It's a name and a face that Bay Area fans will recognize Jason Giambi signed a one year deal. Worth a reported four million dollars with a team option for 2010. He was drafted by the a's organization in 1992. Made his Major League debut in 1995. And over those seven years -- -- eighth he batted 308 with a 187. Home runs he was also named the AL MVP in 2000. In 2002 he headed to new York and spent the last seven years at the Yankee. And now he's back in the Bay Area and back at the coliseum a place he's very comfortable and so without further ado we sent it to Bob Brown. Well welcome everybody first of all thank you for those media here today coming here church notice. Treated her for nothing about history book -- moments ago. Like also remind. Also welcome the audience for Comcast sports net and should be watching this life. And that also hope it through that process your. On a true with microphones. On your questions well it's that we told that person gets to you Richard. If you question. Format wise and maternal or just second that Billy Beane is gonna have an opening comment. -- -- Our newest and oldest Oakland Athletics. Player and -- without the questions. -- threw them as well well here so at this -- I'd like -- -- -- ability. I we'll thanks very for coming out and in the last time in Jason set in this room was when you won MVP. Actually so. You guys have obviously got the press release but reiterate what the press release says we're we're here and it's via general manager Joe -- I'm extremely excited. To announce -- we're bringing Jason back to Oakland on me. One year contract with a club option for a second year. And something -- -- exercising based on the fact that and our minds he's still one of the best offensive players. In the week he was on the best when he left and for seven years -- Did the same thing with the Yankees needed for the days. We're looking forward to seeing some more of that and miscue of the brief background I think. First and foremost you know -- tiger about a guy who. Has been one of the greatest Oakland Athletics ever on the field. But I think also I think I realize that more particulars -- in this room and as I've got to revisit reconnect the -- over the last couple hours. Is you're also talking about arguably one of the most popular players that we ever had as an Oakland Athletics. And I can tell you somebody who's been with -- -- for a lot of his career some of these known since that we got a lot of long beach state 1992. And then getting -- once again reconnect the last couple hours they realize how much I've missed him and how much knowing energy that he. Positive energy -- -- -- the people around them. And then once again you combine that with the fact he's still an outstanding. Baseball player. I'm even more excited now I was the other day when we consummate. We got him as a baseball player -- we also realized once again and they did great personality. At the risk of going on too long and telling everybody eligibility Jason. Like a -- my ex wife I think that. If that. With we're we're. Billion I don't have a comment about the -- as I talked to Jason last week there's. Told you get the band back together so. So we're very excited I'm very excited and some people organization we're here when it's fair but it's quite a few people who. Remembered here and once again what a great guy he was you I don't speak inquire about people through. From the press ovals and doing. -- while I was you know was gone. And a great baseball players so without going on and further. --