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Pitch like Tim Lincecum? Then maybe you can hit off him, too

Aug 9, 2011, 3:45 PM EDT

Tim Lincecum Red Bull

Tim Lincecum is offering a lucky fan the chance to hit against him next spring.  All that fan will need to do is emulate his delivery better than everyone else.

Fans can submit a video to the “Red Bull Ultimate” competition doing their best Lincecum windup for the opportunity to meet the ace in spring training.  According to Lincecum, entries will be judged based on creativity, originality, performance, skill level and, last but not least, passion.

Head on over to Tim’s facebook page for the details.  Submissions are welcomed through Sept. 16.

  1. b7p19 - Aug 9, 2011 at 3:51 PM


  2. ballou0254 - Aug 9, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    I’d rather just win some of his personal stash

  3. halladaysbiceps - Aug 9, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    How about the winner gets to cut his hair? What a disgrace. If the Giants want to be a respectable franchise, get this guy a haircut and give Brian Wilson a Gilette blade to shave that crap off his face.

    • kopy - Aug 9, 2011 at 4:04 PM

      12 random fans should get to bat against Lincecum + a full defense, and someone can only cut his hair if they get a hit. I was thinking about how this would be much better if the actual competition was how well a fan could bat against him, and this way guarantees that Lincecum will try his hardest.

      • halladaysbiceps - Aug 9, 2011 at 4:13 PM

        I agree. Perfect scenario. I don’t doubt either Lincecum’s or Wilson’s abilities. They are great. I don’t like the sideshow with their appearances. Look at the Yankees. They don’t approve of that stuff and all their players are clean shaven. That’s the way a franchise needs to be run. None of this sideshow crap.

    • cur68 - Aug 9, 2011 at 4:10 PM

      Nope HB. can’t agree. Gotta leave the hair and the Beard. In fact i’m against all harm coming to all forms of hair (hell, even Utley’s) on baseball players except inconsequential mustaches. Thin mustaches must go. If, however, you can grow a bear’s pubis on your face like Wilson and a shaggy head O’Hockey Hair like Lincicum then you my friend are a gift from the gods to your team and all baseball. The ultimate goal is to put bums in seats and make money by being entertaining and making me laugh. Lincicum and Wilson make me laugh largely because they have great hair and they make the most of it. That’s gold baby.

      • halladaysbiceps - Aug 9, 2011 at 4:17 PM

        Wilson made a spectacle of himself and the Giants franchise when he showed up in a tuxedo gimp suit to the ESPYs. That was ridiculous. The only reason why I was watching the ridiculous ESPYs was between commercials. Remote flipping.

      • cur68 - Aug 9, 2011 at 4:26 PM

        Yes, but Wilson on the mound is a network & team dream. He knows his job is to market baseball. When even the President of the country “Fears the Beard” that’s baseball advertising that no money could buy. So, yeah, it doesn’t always work but he has yet to really screw up. I mean lets call the guy a disgrace after he has a John Rockeresque racist rant or a Cabreraesque caught DUI and raving or maybe steals a shirt? Meantime he sees to it people want to pay to see him. Lincicum is in the same league, jut toned down a bit. This competition is an excellent idea.

        BTW: i just had a go trying his pitching motion; my left knee is now screaming, my back sounded like Rice Krispies and my right forearm is tingling to the finger tips. I’m officially out of the competition.

      • halladaysbiceps - Aug 9, 2011 at 4:47 PM


        Not disagreeing with you, but, may I say this? If these guys are what baseball needs to market the sport because of their absurd appearance, what’s that saying about baseball? I thought this is a game that can market itself because it’s that great.

      • wlschneider09 - Aug 9, 2011 at 6:11 PM

        I’m with Cur. Live and let live.

      • spudchukar - Aug 9, 2011 at 6:42 PM

        Hey Rip Van “Cepts, wake up it is 2011. Ozzie and Harriet is only on reruns on TVLand. The Pilosely gifted of the world would like for you to take a flying leap. Your attempts to impose your grooming standards on baseball is pure folly. Clean-cut never ran faster, threw harder, or hit further. Who made you the fashion gestapo of baseball?

      • loungefly74 - Aug 9, 2011 at 6:57 PM

        (don mattingly would be ashamed of this phillyfan imposing some hair rule) what are you? 65? or a 20 year old kid? im 37 and i remember how baseball fans hated that stupid yankee rule.

        The Giants will be remembered even more so winning the title with a bunch of “clowns”. I’m alright with that. Also, baseball NEEDS desperate help marketing itself. what does it say when a NFL exhibition game scores higher than some postseason games. The G-men were having a great time doing what they did. How awesome is that? Better than being insecure…hehe.

        oh and about the article, good for Tim.

      • sawxalicious - Aug 10, 2011 at 1:18 AM

        “That’s gold baby.”
        I agree with Cur 100%. Baseball has always had its characters, many of which stood out from the crowd beyond their behavior or skills…No-sleeve man Ted Klusinski, Rollie Fingers handlebars, Mattingly’s iconic moustache, Georege
        Bell’s awesome ‘fro, Pedro’s crazy jerry-curl, Manny’s dreads, Johnny Damon’s caveman look, etc. (I’m sure I’m leaving many of your favorites out) Baseball is the best game in the world, but we must remember Major League baseball is entertainment, and it’s more fun to identify with different types of folks like Lincecum and the Beard. If every team looked like the Yankees, it would take some of the fun out of all of this. Just my opinion.

    • SmackSaw - Aug 9, 2011 at 4:12 PM

      Square. Quit crying. There’s no crying in baseball.

      Now, on topic, if I tried to do his windup I’d need a chiropractor.

  4. b7p19 - Aug 9, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    How do you display creativity and originality when the goal is to duplicate something that someone else already does?

    • Bryz - Aug 9, 2011 at 4:17 PM

      You’re probably going to need to dress up so you look identical to Lincecum… but that only adds to your point of how being identical is also creative…

    • Utley's Hair - Aug 9, 2011 at 4:27 PM

      Give Timmay a break!!! He was stoned when he made the rules.

      • loungefly74 - Aug 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM

        i wonder if he was baked when he shut down the phillies last year in the post season? put that in your pipe and smoke it.

      • Utley's Hair - Aug 9, 2011 at 7:46 PM

        Your baiting skills need work.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 9, 2011 at 8:25 PM

        UH is right, that is a pretty lame attempt at banter or whatever. Also, it was more the Giants bullpen and Matt Cain shutting them down. Lincecum pitched well, but I wouldn’t call 1-1 with a 3.10-3.20 ERA shutting down.

    • granted42 - Aug 9, 2011 at 4:36 PM

      You be creative by exaggerating the obvious, like wearing a black wig that’s 15 feet long. Of course, you’ll probably strangle yourself trying to duplicate his delivery.

      • 24missed - Aug 9, 2011 at 5:16 PM

        Dang, I love a good challenge. The hair’s the easy part. I’d have to really eat the magic brownies to pack on a few. That said, great Halloween idea!

  5. dailyrev - Aug 9, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Charlie Morton won the Roy Halladay pitch-alike contest and he got a job with…the Pirates.

    And can Timmeh find a somewhat, um, healthier sponsor for his game than DeadBull? It’d be a lot more wholesome if his pot dealer was sponsoring this thing…

  6. citynative - Aug 9, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    Any truth to the rumor that there will be an odd number of male Phillies fans there so they can whistle at him? Again… worst attenpt of taunting an opposing player ever. Cmon Philly your better than that.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 9, 2011 at 4:57 PM

      Can’t whistle, can’t throw batteries, what is left?

      • wlschneider09 - Aug 9, 2011 at 6:13 PM

        Burn in effigy?

    • Utley's Hair - Aug 9, 2011 at 5:07 PM

      You know, there are people around here who would take exception to you trying to bait Phightins Phans here and turning this into a Phillies thread.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 9, 2011 at 5:09 PM

        Yeah, why does everything have to turn into a Phillies thread? Some of us want to talk about the Expos and Devil Rays.

      • loungefly74 - Aug 9, 2011 at 7:02 PM

        go ahead…im sure your mom wants you doing something productive while sitting around in her basement…

      • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 9, 2011 at 7:24 PM

        Who are you talking to?

  7. paperlions - Aug 9, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    Apparently, Bicepts thinks freedom of choice is not something that should be preserved, everyone should strive to match some arbitrary convention based mostly on Roman military conventions from 2000 yrs ago, before which, no European men wore their hair short.

    You know how many new ideas are generated by conformists? Pretty much none. By his standards, everyone that has ever invented anything that now makes his life easy must have been a disgrace.

    Personally, I find being that judgmental to be disgraceful.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 9, 2011 at 8:22 PM

      I know what it is like to be judged because of appearance and it isn’t cool. I have to wear long sleeve shirts to work to hide my tattoos because I’ve lost some customers early on in my career. It is ridiculous that some would rather judge based upon that than my abilities as a pharmacist. That being said, I think Wilson (not Lincecum) is more of an act than anything else. I get that he is kind of “out there” but I feel like he plays to that image of himself. I don’t know, something about that bothers me a tad. Well, maybe more so that it is tiresome.

      • 24missed - Aug 9, 2011 at 10:10 PM

        Hope my comment didn’t come across as judgemental of Lincecum.

        We all are given gifts in life and probably my biggest (sadly enough) is to imitate
        people. And that’s why I am tempted. That and I do have his hair beat by a country mile. And as far as the Halloween remark, with all the effort just thinking about this, why not?

        I appreciate unique looks and personalities. And I totally agree with you about Wilson.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 9, 2011 at 10:46 PM

        My comment wasn’t directed at you in any way shape or form. I didn’t even see what you wrote above. I was just kind of responding to Paperlions. Now that I read it, it doesn’t come off as judgmental or anything of the sort.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 10, 2011 at 7:43 AM

        Thanks HBT….That was pretty sweet….I made a typo in my previous post, posted a “correction post”, whined about an edit function and HBT fixed my typo.

  8. derpdederpdederp - Aug 10, 2011 at 3:43 AM

    forget this, I wanna see him pitch against Mitch Kramer or vice versa

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