I know, I know. I’ve heard it all, from guys and girls alike. About his hair, his teeth, his scrawny 5’ 11”, 170lb frame, his penchant for illegal substances. But I love him anyway. So I’m prepared for the insults I know are coming my way. But for this series’ Sexy Opponent, I give you…
Tim Lincecum, P
San Francisco Giants #55
Timothy LeRoy Lincecum is a native of Bellevue, WA and was taught the delivery that earned him the nickname “The Freak” by his similarly-built dad. He has been mowing down batters his whole life, spending just double-digit innings in the minors before quickly becoming the staff ace of the Giants. The 25-year-old is the reigning NL Cy Young winner for the second consecutive year. His pitching style is one that’s all his own, constantly analyzed and never figured out.
He’s definitely not the definition of “Sexy” or “hottie,” but for some reason I’ve had the hots for him since his college years. I was lucky enough to catch his ML debut right here at Citizens Bank Park (which he lost), and that only reinforced just how sexy I thought he was. His dominance is amazingly sexy, but there’s something about the laid-back attitude, the long, wild black hair, his skinny, short little powerful body, his crooked teeth, and his love of flannel and beanies I just can’t get over. In the fall of 2009, he was busted for speeding and pot, so he definitely has a bit of a bad boy side. He’s also the star of several hilarious commercials.
Let me try to convince you…
And for Michelle, a preview of a post that will occur later this season – Tim and his other very Sexy teammate, pitcher Barry Zito!