MLB senior vice president of security Kevin Hallinan is meeting with the team today. It’s something they do annually.
It’s an elaborate presentation that includes a film and a live demonstration of how easy it would for somebody to slip something into your drink at a bar. Hallinan’s staff even has a portable bar they set up.
They happened to set up the bar right in front of Jason Giambi’s locker, which had several teammates snickering given his reputation for enjoying the nightlife.
I couldn’t resist asking Giambi what he thought.
“This part of your contract, Jason?” I said.
“It’s great,” he said with a laugh. “They’re cutting out the middle man. Half of these security guys wouldn’t have jobs if it wasn’t for me.”