Former Yankees slugger Jason Giambi joined the Baseball Night in New York crew on Wednesday to talk about his baseball journey, and what he's been up to since retiring from the game.
Giambi, who has been home like the rest of us with his family, came over to New York during the 2001 offseason on a seven-year, $120 million deal after eight seasons with the Athletics. So former Met Anthony Recker had to ask him about that transition from Oakland to New York -- the same one he did during his career with a pit stop in Chicago.
Here's what Giambi said while calling the Yankees an equivalent to "a traveling rock band."
"They are two totally opposites," Giambi said. "I mean, you have two, or three, or four beat writers in Oakland and a few TV stations where you come to this mega market and when you first get there [you are] a little bit of a deer in the headlights. You want to accommodate everybody and talk to everybody because everybody has a job to do and you respect that."
Giambi also talks about his relationship with Joe Torre, his memory of Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS when he was clutch for New York that night, and much more on the show.