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(Mercury News)   Where have you gone, Big Time Timmy Jim? San Francisco turns its lonely eyes to you, woo woo wooo   ( mercurynews.com) divider line
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2017-09-22 07:43:44 PM  
It did make me sad and realized a something special was missing. But the article I think was spot on, Tim is just humble, and totally opposite the attentionwhore-in-chief. Tim rises to the occasion, then more or less says without words, "thanks for the honor of serving you".
 
2017-09-22 11:24:34 PM  
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2017-09-22 11:30:08 PM  
Good article.
 
2017-09-22 11:30:15 PM  
Career earnings over $100 mil - he's having fun somewhere.
 
2017-09-22 11:52:21 PM  
1) I love a well written sports article.  And that was one.
2) Damn, I miss Timmy.  I hope he's out there, somewhere, living an anonymous life with a few of his trusted best buds*, doing cool things and generally being excellent.  If he wants a normal life now, he's earned it.

* So to speak.
 
2017-09-23 12:30:04 AM  
Call it Dontrelle Willis syndrome.

Guy comes up at a very young age with a delivery that relies on flexibility, then loses effectiveness when he fills out a bit.
 
2017-09-23 12:56:23 AM  
He had to escape from being Paul Goldschmidt's biatch.

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/for reference, Goldschmidt has no more than 3 HRs against any other pitcher
 
2017-09-23 01:04:51 AM  
If his career is over, his career is over.  Hopefully, he's invested wisely, doing nothing but watching baseball on TV while smoking up and finding something to do when he's bored.  He was a hell of a pitcher, but his time came.
 
2017-09-23 01:54:25 AM  
Big-Time Timmy-Jimm
The Freaky Franchise

You got nothing to prove to anyone. If you're overwhelmed by the enormity of it all, take a puff or twelve and leave it all behind you. Godspeed, freaky amazing pitcherdude.
 
2017-09-23 02:30:05 AM  

Dafatone: Call it Dontrelle Willis syndrome.

Guy comes up at a very young age with a delivery that relies on flexibility, then loses effectiveness when he fills out a bit.


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Tim Lincecum: a once-in-a-generation talent whose body gave out on him. See also: Gale Sayers.

Dontrelle Willis: a flashy pitcher with a good rookie season and one other legitimately good season on his resume, who had a funky delivery but not the stuff to match the hype. See also: Hideo Nomo.
 
2017-09-23 02:39:56 AM  
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2017-09-23 03:01:49 AM  
There's a new Timmy in town.

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2017-09-23 05:06:19 AM  
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2017-09-23 05:34:50 AM  

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: If his career is over, his career is over.  Hopefully, he's invested wisely, doing nothing but watching baseball on TV while smoking up and finding something to do when he's bored.  He was a hell of a pitcher, but his time came.


Yeah, it's basically been realized that the only way for someone his size to have been as dominant as he was would not allow him to have a long career. When he still had it he was unstoppable, and though his career was cut short he still got 3 world series rings, 2 no hitters and 2 cy youngs. It was so much fun while it lasted and I really hope he comes back to work with the Giants in some capacity and opens up a boutique weed shop in the city.
 
2017-09-23 06:23:04 AM  

Bootysama: Yeah, it's basically been realized that the only way for someone his size to have been as dominant as he was would not allow him to have a long career.


I'd say a lot of the shorter (in stature), more dominant guys become closers by default anymore.
 
2017-09-23 07:59:54 AM  

Bootysama: drunk_bouncnbaloruber: If his career is over, his career is over.  Hopefully, he's invested wisely, doing nothing but watching baseball on TV while smoking up and finding something to do when he's bored.  He was a hell of a pitcher, but his time came.

Yeah, it's basically been realized that the only way for someone his size to have been as dominant as he was would not allow him to have a long career. When he still had it he was unstoppable, and though his career was cut short he still got 3 world series rings, 2 no hitters and 2 cy youngs. It was so much fun while it lasted and I really hope he comes back to work with the Giants in some capacity and opens up a boutique weed shop in the city.


He's listed at essentially the same size as Greg Maddox or Pedro Martinez. It was his delivery, not his size, that most likely contributed to his downfall.
 
2017-09-23 08:35:41 AM  
When he was on his game, he was flat out filthy and such fun to watch. He and Cain were incredible in that 2010 playoff run especially.
 
2017-09-23 08:58:56 AM  

puffy999: Dafatone: Call it Dontrelle Willis syndrome.

Guy comes up at a very young age with a delivery that relies on flexibility, then loses effectiveness when he fills out a bit.

[s2.quickmeme.com image 600x336]

Tim Lincecum: a once-in-a-generation talent whose body gave out on him. See also: Gale Sayers.

Dontrelle Willis: a flashy pitcher with a good rookie season and one other legitimately good season on his resume, who had a funky delivery but not the stuff to match the hype. See also: Hideo Nomo.


Lincecum had the same issues as Strasburg -- a mechanically-flawed delivery his body couldn't cope with.
 
2017-09-23 10:08:01 AM  

desertgeek: He had to escape from being Paul Goldschmidt's biatch.

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/for reference, Goldschmidt has no more than 3 HRs against any other pitcher


Not really anything to brag about since he was going up against him when he was sliding down due to his hip injury and they are in the same division after all.
 
2017-09-23 10:22:20 AM  

This text is now purple: puffy999: Dafatone: Call it Dontrelle Willis syndrome.

Guy comes up at a very young age with a delivery that relies on flexibility, then loses effectiveness when he fills out a bit.

[s2.quickmeme.com image 600x336]

Tim Lincecum: a once-in-a-generation talent whose body gave out on him. See also: Gale Sayers.

Dontrelle Willis: a flashy pitcher with a good rookie season and one other legitimately good season on his resume, who had a funky delivery but not the stuff to match the hype. See also: Hideo Nomo.

Lincecum had the same issues as Strasburg -- a mechanically-flawed delivery his body couldn't cope with.


Tim pitched considerably longer than Willis or Strasburg.  I don't know what your point is.
 
2017-09-23 12:00:28 PM  

MNguy: This text is now purple: puffy999: Dafatone: Call it Dontrelle Willis syndrome.

Guy comes up at a very young age with a delivery that relies on flexibility, then loses effectiveness when he fills out a bit.

[s2.quickmeme.com image 600x336]

Tim Lincecum: a once-in-a-generation talent whose body gave out on him. See also: Gale Sayers.

Dontrelle Willis: a flashy pitcher with a good rookie season and one other legitimately good season on his resume, who had a funky delivery but not the stuff to match the hype. See also: Hideo Nomo.

Lincecum had the same issues as Strasburg -- a mechanically-flawed delivery his body couldn't cope with.

Tim pitched considerably longer than Willis or Strasburg.  I don't know what your point is.


He's got about two more years than Strasburg, but Strasburg's career is past the point when Lincecum went into severe decline.
 
2017-09-23 12:23:04 PM  

This text is now purple: MNguy: This text is now purple: puffy999: Dafatone: Call it Dontrelle Willis syndrome.

Guy comes up at a very young age with a delivery that relies on flexibility, then loses effectiveness when he fills out a bit.

[s2.quickmeme.com image 600x336]

Tim Lincecum: a once-in-a-generation talent whose body gave out on him. See also: Gale Sayers.

Dontrelle Willis: a flashy pitcher with a good rookie season and one other legitimately good season on his resume, who had a funky delivery but not the stuff to match the hype. See also: Hideo Nomo.

Lincecum had the same issues as Strasburg -- a mechanically-flawed delivery his body couldn't cope with.

Tim pitched considerably longer than Willis or Strasburg.  I don't know what your point is.

He's got about two more years than Strasburg, but Strasburg's career is past the point when Lincecum went into severe decline.


ok.  what's your point?
 
2017-09-23 12:35:55 PM  

puffy999: Dafatone: Call it Dontrelle Willis syndrome.

Guy comes up at a very young age with a delivery that relies on flexibility, then loses effectiveness when he fills out a bit.

[s2.quickmeme.com image 600x336]

Tim Lincecum: a once-in-a-generation talent whose body gave out on him. See also: Gale Sayers.

Dontrelle Willis: a flashy pitcher with a good rookie season and one other legitimately good season on his resume, who had a funky delivery but not the stuff to match the hype. See also: Hideo Nomo.


Sure, lincecum was a lot better than willis. Same principle applies, though. Lincecum turned into a pumpkin at age 28, which is earlier than most players wash out.

Bendy young guy loses flexibility, falls apart.
 
2017-09-23 12:41:12 PM  
he went up in a puff of smoke?

/not a Giants fan, but loved watching him pitch
 
2017-09-23 04:45:12 PM  

Dafatone: puffy999: Dafatone: Call it Dontrelle Willis syndrome.

Guy comes up at a very young age with a delivery that relies on flexibility, then loses effectiveness when he fills out a bit.

[s2.quickmeme.com image 600x336]

Tim Lincecum: a once-in-a-generation talent whose body gave out on him. See also: Gale Sayers.

Dontrelle Willis: a flashy pitcher with a good rookie season and one other legitimately good season on his resume, who had a funky delivery but not the stuff to match the hype. See also: Hideo Nomo.

Sure, lincecum was a lot better than willis. Same principle applies, though. Lincecum turned into a pumpkin at age 28, which is earlier than most players wash out.

Bendy young guy loses flexibility, falls apart.


Dafatone: puffy999: Dafatone: Call it Dontrelle Willis syndrome.

Guy comes up at a very young age with a delivery that relies on flexibility, then loses effectiveness when he fills out a bit.

[s2.quickmeme.com image 600x336]

Tim Lincecum: a once-in-a-generation talent whose body gave out on him. See also: Gale Sayers.

Dontrelle Willis: a flashy pitcher with a good rookie season and one other legitimately good season on his resume, who had a funky delivery but not the stuff to match the hype. See also: Hideo Nomo.

Sure, lincecum was a lot better than willis. Same principle applies, though. Lincecum turned into a pumpkin at age 28, which is earlier than most players wash out.

Bendy young guy loses flexibility, falls apart.


I mean, you did say "fills out a bit." Injuries and wear aren't the same as getting fat. If Lincecum didn't wear out, he'd be just as good/flexy as before. And Willis would still be a guy who tripped upward for two years.

This text is now purple: Lincecum had the same issues as Strasburg -- a mechanically-flawed delivery his body couldn't cope with.


A more acceptable answer.
 
2017-09-23 09:19:05 PM  

puffy999: Dafatone: puffy999: Dafatone: Call it Dontrelle Willis syndrome.

Guy comes up at a very young age with a delivery that relies on flexibility, then loses effectiveness when he fills out a bit.

[s2.quickmeme.com image 600x336]

Tim Lincecum: a once-in-a-generation talent whose body gave out on him. See also: Gale Sayers.

Dontrelle Willis: a flashy pitcher with a good rookie season and one other legitimately good season on his resume, who had a funky delivery but not the stuff to match the hype. See also: Hideo Nomo.

Sure, lincecum was a lot better than willis. Same principle applies, though. Lincecum turned into a pumpkin at age 28, which is earlier than most players wash out.

Bendy young guy loses flexibility, falls apart.

Dafatone: puffy999: Dafatone: Call it Dontrelle Willis syndrome.

Guy comes up at a very young age with a delivery that relies on flexibility, then loses effectiveness when he fills out a bit.

[s2.quickmeme.com image 600x336]

Tim Lincecum: a once-in-a-generation talent whose body gave out on him. See also: Gale Sayers.

Dontrelle Willis: a flashy pitcher with a good rookie season and one other legitimately good season on his resume, who had a funky delivery but not the stuff to match the hype. See also: Hideo Nomo.

Sure, lincecum was a lot better than willis. Same principle applies, though. Lincecum turned into a pumpkin at age 28, which is earlier than most players wash out.

Bendy young guy loses flexibility, falls apart.

I mean, you did say "fills out a bit." Injuries and wear aren't the same as getting fat. If Lincecum didn't wear out, he'd be just as good/flexy as before. And Willis would still be a guy who tripped upward for two years.

This text is now purple: Lincecum had the same issues as Strasburg -- a mechanically-flawed delivery his body couldn't cope with.

A more acceptable answer.


I bet if you compared deliveries lincecum at age 28 to lincecum at age 22, you'd see a less bendy delivery.

And Willis was pretty damned good for a few years before losing it.
 
2017-09-24 12:22:30 AM  

Dafatone: puffy999: Dafatone: puffy999: Dafatone: Call it Dontrelle Willis syndrome.

Guy comes up at a very young age with a delivery that relies on flexibility, then loses effectiveness when he fills out a bit.

[s2.quickmeme.com image 600x336]

Tim Lincecum: a once-in-a-generation talent whose body gave out on him. See also: Gale Sayers.

Dontrelle Willis: a flashy pitcher with a good rookie season and one other legitimately good season on his resume, who had a funky delivery but not the stuff to match the hype. See also: Hideo Nomo.

Sure, lincecum was a lot better than willis. Same principle applies, though. Lincecum turned into a pumpkin at age 28, which is earlier than most players wash out.

Bendy young guy loses flexibility, falls apart.

Dafatone: puffy999: Dafatone: Call it Dontrelle Willis syndrome.

Guy comes up at a very young age with a delivery that relies on flexibility, then loses effectiveness when he fills out a bit.

[s2.quickmeme.com image 600x336]

Tim Lincecum: a once-in-a-generation talent whose body gave out on him. See also: Gale Sayers.

Dontrelle Willis: a flashy pitcher with a good rookie season and one other legitimately good season on his resume, who had a funky delivery but not the stuff to match the hype. See also: Hideo Nomo.

Sure, lincecum was a lot better than willis. Same principle applies, though. Lincecum turned into a pumpkin at age 28, which is earlier than most players wash out.

Bendy young guy loses flexibility, falls apart.

I mean, you did say "fills out a bit." Injuries and wear aren't the same as getting fat. If Lincecum didn't wear out, he'd be just as good/flexy as before. And Willis would still be a guy who tripped upward for two years.

This text is now purple: Lincecum had the same issues as Strasburg -- a mechanically-flawed delivery his body couldn't cope with.

A more acceptable answer.

I bet if you compared deliveries lincecum at age 28 to lincecum at age 22, you'd see a less bendy delivery.

And Willis was pretty da ...


Lincecum's pitching style damaged some of his joints. When joints are shot, you may lose flexibility due to inflammation, arthritis, or adhesions/ scar tissue. Flexibility could have been an issue, but not necessarily in the way you think. When engaging in highly strenuous physical activity, hyper mobile joints can actually increase the risk of injury.
 
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