After running the Runyon 5K at Yankees Stadium on Sunday, we actually sucked it up and blogged despite being very tired. We had a lot to cover over the following weeks so we asked you what you were most excited to hear about. Sadly, only 5 people voted. Only 2 f*cking people gave a crap about Tim Lincecum Appreciation Day! TWO! Our blog is practically dedicated to this man and you don't even give a crap about his holiday. 3 of you wanted to hear about the Mickey Mantle exhibit at Yankees Stadium (which is not very large so we don't know why you're so passionate about it). NO ONE wanted to hear about our experience running a 5K at Yankees Stadium. Are you freakin' kidding us? We ran on the damn warning track...for cancer! And we did it disabled. Lisa had the Black Lung and Serena had shin splints. The course included 4 million stairs or some sh*t like that and we were not allowed to use the elevator. You people are so damn selfish.
Welcome to the 4th Annual Tim Lincecum Appreciation Day! Boy, have we had some good times with Timmy this past year. It's insane how much we've done with him. We're not sure how we're going top this next year. For starters, he joined us at the the Superbowl Parade to celebrate the New York Giants defeat of the New England Patriots. Even though he's not from New York, he's quite fond of Eli Manning and flying toilet paper.
...that Timmy has worn his ratty-looking cap in every major league game that he has ever pitched in? It's a superstition. Rumor has it that the cap doesn't stink despite not being washed. It is said that he had an investigative reporter sniff it for proof. He is a rare young man that knows what Febreeze is for.
...that at age 14, he could do a back flip from standing start?
...that he can walk across the room on his hands? It makes Lisa happy to see him do this.
...that he often made his little league all star teams, but didn't start?
...that in 2011, Tim packed on 20 lbs., hoping to improve his endurance? It didn't work, so he quit eating fast food and dropped the weight during the offseason. Maybe if he had tried gaining weight by adding muscle, he would've had different results?
...that Tim made his high school varsity golf team even though he had only played 27 holes when he tried out?
...that Tim got a new puppy? He named it Kayo in honor of his grandfather who was a boxer.
...that in 2011, Tim passed Christy Mathewson as the all-time leader in double-digit strikeout games?
...that he is the first Giant to have 4 consecutive seasons off 200+ strikeouts?
...that in 2011, Tim became just the 6th pitcher since 1900 to have a losing record despite recording 200 strikeouts and posting an ERA under 2.75?
...that for a typical meal at In-N-Out, he eats 3 double doubles without lettuce or tomato, 2 orders of fries, and a chocolate-strawberry milkshake for a total of approximately 3,100 calories? F*CK YOU, Timmy! You should be a fat ass! We're sorry, we shouldn't have yelled at you like that. We love you.
...that if you had looked under the bill of his cap when he pitched for the University of Washington, you would've seen 161 slash marks neatly tallied in rows representing each strikeout he recorded in 112 innings as a freshman?
...that Tim does a dead-on impression of Gollum from Lord of the Rings? It never fails to creep Serena out.
...that he has sung verses of Bobby Brown's "My Perogative" on a Seattle-area sports radio program?
We hope that you've enjoyed this year's Tim Lincecum Appreciation Day! It's now time for this week's installment of Baseball Notes! Melky Cabrera seriously f*cked up. He's now serving a 50-game suspension that will cause him to miss the rest of the season and part of next season for testing positive for testoserone, a performance-enhancing substance. Don't men just produce testoserone? Why did he need extra? Was his facial hair not growing fast enough for him? He will not be paid during this suspension and Serena has angrily dropped him from Tigers Love Pepper. A-hole!
Derek Lowe is the newest addition to the New York Yankees pitching staff. He signed the contract on Monday, two weeks after being designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians. Lowe pitched 4 shut-out innings in Monday night's game against Texas, giving him his first regular season save since 2001 while with Boston.
Starting next week, Citi Field and Yankees Stadium will function as the guinea pigs for a new instant replay system that will judge balls hit down each foul line. Eventually, they're going to expand the system's usage to track balls hit to the outfield to judge whether or not the ball was trapped. Fantastic. So the MLB is now the NFL. Will there also be a 2 minute timeout? Flags on the play? Will managers be able to throw a challenge flag? The MLB is just dicking around with the game too much now. Instant replay on home runs, additional wild card teams, and now instant replays on foul balls and balls hit to the outfield? What's next? Reviews of stolen bases and plays at first base? Cut the sh*t, Bud Selig. Cut the sh*t. The game is long enough as it is.