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Giambi’s wet hair streak reaches day 5,000
- Updated: August 24, 2007
(NEW YORK, NY) — Jason Giambi’s awe-inspiring streak of keeping his hair wet at all times will officially reach day 5,000 tonight when the Yankees take on the Tigers in Detroit. Giambi, who passed the immortal Razor Ramon for second place in May, then eventually took the crown from Pat Riley in late July, was visibly humbled by the streak, saying he was happy to reach this new milestone in the Motor City (as he generally uses Castrol motor oil as a base for styling his glorious mane).
"This is an honor," said Giambi. "Knowing what it took to get here — the consistency, the dedication, the sheer number of pillows I had to replace, its hard to fathom."
"I couldn’t have done it without my teammates. There were some close calls on those late night cross-country flights back from the west coast, when Jeter or Posada would catch me asleep and quickly spray my head with an entire can of WD-40. That’s something I’ll never forget"
As amazing as the streak is, a new batch of young and hungry, drenched prospects wait in the wings for a shot at the title. Up and comers like Jeremy Shockey will surely make a run.
"All I can do is stay wet," said Giambi. "Stay wet and be the biggest greaseball I can be."