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Cain is now at that point Lincecum was a few years ago- you remember what was and see enough glimpses to talk yourself into believing he’s so close and that it will be again. But Lincecum’s glimpses turned out to be a mirage- he never never returned to what he was. And Cain mysteriously seems to be on that same path. He can do it for a few innings but then the wheels not only come off, they fly in all different directions.
Reading how Usain Bolt wants to be a javelin thrower? The light bulb went on over my head..that is a whole lot like how Lincecum throws a baseball. Javelin techniques.
Maybe more should try that. Develop more heat than just any short windup can ever do.
Back when he told the Giants if they don’t give him a huge contract “It might affect my concentration” Who knew that was permanent?
What a liar he is. He knew he had the bum arm..and wanted his grab at any cost. No shame.
Could you substantiate that? I wouldn’t think a “bum arm” would get past the Giants’ doctors. I thought everyone knew he had bone chips in his elbow, especially the Giants.
No,I clearly remember he talked about those chips not causing any problems..just like his best years he always had them he said. Its obvious now he was putting the squeeze on the Giants because no sooner then he signed the contract then a half season later, after many bad outings,he admitted it was extreme pain,not typical.
Then his surgery.
Even Radnich agrees all the timing of his demise as a premium pitcher right after getting the contract is obvious.
That’s a big range of people to agree on something.
Lowell Cohn, retired columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, covered sports for almost 40 years and never ran out of things to say.