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Honoring Tim Lincecum

Here is a link to my Wednesday column about Tim Lincecum. The full text runs below: Time to write about Tim Lincecum in the past tense. He always has been a present-tense person. This is a sad column. He has trouble with his hips. He’s not getting better. He probably [...]

By | September 2nd, 2015|15 Comments

The end for Cain and Lincecum?

Here is a link to my Wednesday column. The full text runs below: This isn’t the saddest story ever told. But it’s sad, anyway; It’s the Saga of Timmy and Matt — better known to the world as Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain. The saga was supposed to have a [...]

By | August 18th, 2015|10 Comments

On being Tim Lincecum

Tim Lincecum seems to be a very nice person. Always has appeared that way. To the extent that I know him I like him. But it's hard being Tim Lincecum. That's my opinion. I did not interview him in Arizona. His body language so clearly says please leave me alone. [...]

By | March 2nd, 2015|6 Comments

Petit up, Lincecum down

Here is a link to my Friday column about Yusmeiro Petit and Tim Lincecum. The full text runs below. SAN FRANCISCO - The newspaper reporters and the radio and TV people were waiting at Yusmeiro Petit’s locker after the game, after the Giants beat the Rockies 4-1, after Petit set [...]

By | August 29th, 2014|5 Comments

I root for Tim Lincecum

Here is a link to my Monday column on Tim Lincecum's win over the Mets. The full text runs below: SAN FRANCISCO - I admit to a weakness for Tim Lincecum. When he pitches, I root for him although I'm not a Giants fan or a fan of any team. [...]

By | June 9th, 2014|4 Comments

Lincecum, Cain — what gives?

Here is a link to my Friday column about Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain. The full text runs below. So, how do you like Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain now? It was all praise about them in spring training. How they were throwing the ball great. How they had lost [...]

By | April 10th, 2014|10 Comments

What Tim Lincecum can learn from Tim Hudson

Here is a link to my Sunday column about Tim Lincecum and Tim Hudson. The full column runs below: SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — This is the key fact. Tim Hudson's locker is located between Tim Lincecum's locker and Matt Cain's. Right in the middle. Forget Cain for now. His career is [...]

By | February 23rd, 2014|4 Comments

Tim Lincecum tries to adjust

Here is a link to my Sunday column about Tim Lincecum, not about the Super Bowl. The full text appears below: SAN FRANCISCO -- It's Giants Media Day. You want to know about Tim Lincecum, re-signed for two years at $35 million, a big gamble. Or maybe not. You don't [...]

By | February 1st, 2014|5 Comments

Is Tim Lincecum worth all that dough?

Here is a link to my column about Tim Lincecum. The full text of the column appears below. It must have been a typographical error, actually two typographical errors. That's what I thought. The first typographical error: The Giants re-signed Tim Lincecum as a cornerstone of their starting rotation. Really? [...]

By | October 23rd, 2013|16 Comments

On Giants, who stays, who’s gone?

Here is the opening to my Thursday column about the Giants' future: Don’t expect to see Tim Lincecum in a Giants uniform next season. He has been a favorite in San Francisco — fans love him — but he is almost surely gone, as in out of here. The Giants [...]

By | September 11th, 2013|12 Comments