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Jason Giambi’s Return to Oakland Comes to Sad Conclusion

Jason Giambi’s release last week likely signified the end of his career, his journey ending in the same place it started.

He never won a title, never fulfilled that final bit of promise expected of him. Just like Chris Webber, another star-crossed athlete who bitterly fled Oakland before making one final post-retirement return, Giambi never won a title, never fulfilled that last bit of promise expected of him.

And just like Webber, the Giambi that revisited Oakland was a shell of his former self. The 2009 Jason Giambi was a bad Hollywood remake, resembling the original version in name only.

Giambi’s release was embarrassing for both he and the A’s, who will save $5 million by not having to pay his salary next year. Considering all that he’s m...

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