Wait, this guy plays baseball?

Posted: October 11, 2010 in Uncategorized

Let me introduce you to Tim Lincecum.

5’11”, 170 pounds. I’m hesitant to write that, because as an athlete myself, I know that the “official” height and weight of every athlete is typically over-exaggerated. I’m willing to bet Mr. Lincecum is more like 5’10”, 160 pounds. Either way, he’s tiny for an athlete. At first glance, you would expect him to be nothing more than your typical Average Joe walking down the street. Don’t judge a book by its cover.

The Freak. The Franchise. The Kid. Big Time Timmy Jim. Whatever you wanna call him, Tim Lincecum is arguably the best pitcher in Major League Baseball. Drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 2006, Big Time Timmy Jim has taken the league by storm.

He has won two consecutive National League Cy Young Awards (2008, 2009), the award which is given to the best overall pitcher in each league. He led the Majors in strikeouts in 2008, and has led the National League three years in a row (2008, 2009, 2010). In a nutshell, this “Average Joe” is kicking ass.

Although he hasn’t had his best season in 2010, Tim Lincecum is helping to lead the Giants on a prime playoff run. Looking to lead the Giants to win their first World Series Pennant since 1954, Lincecum is focused in with his eyes on the prize.

After winning the NL West Division Title, the Giants went on to defeat the Braves in the opening round of the MLB Playoffs, winning the series 3-1. The Giants will now face the Phillies in the NL Championship Series, with the winner moving onto the World Series.

Only 26 years old, it’s scary to think about how good Tim Lincecum will be when it’s all said and done. With a killer changeup and a fastball that reaches the mid-to-high 90s, Lincecum is still looking to add to his already scary repertoire of pitches. If he can lay off the weed and stay focused, Big Time Timmy Jim could go down as one of the greatest pitchers ever.

So next time you see an Average Joe walking down the street, don’t be so quick to judge, because for all you know, it might be a superstar athlete. Heck, it might even be Tim Lincecum.

  1. I know baseball players are usually tiny in comparison to other athletes like football players, but this man does still seem a bit on the petite side. He definitely looks like an average guy, too. This guy is the perfect example for the old saying: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Good post, Hunter!

  2. CAROLINA says:

    Maybe he could benefit from the munchies? Just kidding! Great spotlight.

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