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Giants’ Tim Lincecum Takes A Cork To The Face, Says “Now I Know What A Chick Feels Like” (Video)

by: Esteban On  Friday, October 12, 2012

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In case you missed it, the San Francisco Giants completed their highly improbably comeback against the Cincinnati Reds yesterday at the Great American Ballpark. Down 2-0 in the series after opening it up in San Fran, the Giants traveled back east where, if they were to somehow win the series, they would have to win three straight games.

Of course, that’s exactly what they did. And it was all without the usual contribution from their best and highest-paid player, Tim Lincecum.

Formerly one of the best pitchers in baseball and winner of two straight Cy Young Awards, Lincecum was absolutely terrible this year. In the regular season he went 10-15 with a 5.18 ERA and a WAR of -2. So for the postseason, Giants manager Bruce Bochy really had no choice but to do what was unthinkable just two years ago: put Tim Lincecum in the bullpen.

So that’s the only action “The Freak” saw against the Reds. He pitched two innings on Sunday night without giving up a run.  Then he pitched four more innings during Game 4 on Wednesday, giving up one run on two hits while striking out six.

However, despite the humiliation of being downgraded from ace to middle relief man, Tim Lincecum was still a major part of the Giants’ celebration on Thursday evening in Cincinnati. The Freak had champagne sprayed directly in his eyes not once, but twice. And it led to some colorful and not-primetime-appropriate phrases.

Take a look, and pay close attention at 0:12 and 0:23.

“Now I know what a chick feels like”?  What does that even mean?

Oh, wait, I get it.




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