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Breaking news: Tim Lincecum cut his hair

Feb 8, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle took a picture of Tim Lincecum arriving at spring training with a new look:


The end of an era, or at least until it grows back. Also note how he kept the soul patch (although maybe “soul patch” is a generous description of what’s going on there).

UPDATE: Andrew Baggarly from has another angle.

  1. annoyingknowitall - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Steve Nash?!?

    • vivabear - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:48 PM

      Paul from the Wonder Years?

      • joecool16280 - Feb 8, 2013 at 4:23 PM

        Nice, vivabear

      • tfbuckfutter - Feb 8, 2013 at 4:28 PM

        EXACTLY what I thought.

        Hmmm….do I wanna be Mitch from Dazed and Confused or Paul Pfeffier?

  2. number42is1 - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:18 PM


    • purnellmeagrejr - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:02 PM

      He used to look like one of my son’s skater budddies. I enjoyed that.

    • countduku - Feb 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM

      Nice choice of words, you should be proud. Thank you for sharing.

      • Old Gator - Feb 8, 2013 at 10:15 PM

        duku, if all you’re planning to do is hang around this blog playing language cop, I can direct you to the Romper Room archives where you’ll feel more at home with a bunch of prissy prigs who are too small to have outgrown the cringe you seem to have carried with you into adolescence.

  3. fletchgriz - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    I think they shot a picture of Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun) by mistake.

    • shawnuel - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:04 PM

      While true, I think that Gordon -Levitt’s uniformly excellent movie work is a more appropriate reference than the execrable 3rd Rock. Especially since his hair was more “pre-cut” Lincecum during most of the show’s run.

      • slartibartfast4242 - Feb 8, 2013 at 4:41 PM

        What was execrable about 3rd Rock from the Sun? Freaking awesome is more like it.
        I have fond memories of sharing a hash brownie and watching the re-runs of Tom, Dick, Harry and Sally… your friendly (weird) neighborhood aliens.

  4. tm0000 - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    now he looks even more like KD Lang

    • El Bravo - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:23 PM

      spot on

    • Cris E - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:38 PM

      I never noticed Lang’s soul patch.

    • stlouis1baseball - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:39 PM

      He does look like KD Lang.

  5. JB (the original) - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Sure there’s no ponytail back there? Next thing you know he’ll be denouncing the bud (the green kind).

  6. philliesblow - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Crosby, Stills and Nash do not approve.

    • JB (the original) - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:24 PM

      Guess he listened to Thorogood…

    • larryboodry - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:28 PM

      Neither does Jeff Samardzija.

  7. franklb - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    He cut his hair in December.

    • 18thstreet - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:32 PM

      Can someone explain what a thumbs-up/down means to this comment?

      • stlouis1baseball - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:41 PM

        “Can someone explain what a thumbs-up/down means to this comment?”

        In a nutshell: People are penis heads.
        Which is precisely why I put zero stock in the thumbs-up/thumbs-down.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:44 PM

        Yeah, that stuff makes no sense. I got a bunch of thumbs up recently for being divorced or something. You never know what those things mean.

      • 18thstreet - Feb 8, 2013 at 4:15 PM

        Maybe we’re all happy* you’ve achieved closure with a difficult phase of your life.

        *Note: I have no idea if you’ve achieved closed. But thumbs-up if you have.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 8, 2013 at 6:53 PM

        And now I got some for being confused about it. lol

        I assume the thumbs up here are from people who already knew about the haircut and thumbs down are just your average run-of-the-mill blog trolls.

  8. jrod2173 - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    FINALLY!!! Now hopefully he can pitch like the old short haired Timmy. That’s why he sucked last year, his long hair kept sticking to his face messing up his equilibrium, balance and chi. Oh wait, this isn’t Barry Zito…

  9. historiophiliac - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    No! Don’t go respectible, Timmy!

    • historiophiliac - Feb 9, 2013 at 12:35 AM

      respectable, dangit!

      edit function!

  10. The Dangerous Mabry - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Here’s hoping he donated it to a good cause. Like, for example, Calcaterra’s Hair Restoration Organization: Making Every Depilated Organism More Enticing, or “CHROMEDOME”.

  11. cur68 - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Well, shit. He looks like my nephew who’s 3. Someone pat him on the head, clean the chocolate off his chin, and give him a cookie and a glass of milk, already. Time for his nap, too.

  12. darthicarus - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    His old hair was obviously not in The Best Shape Of Its Life

  13. stlouis1baseball - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    It’s Leonard Hofstadter.

  14. blabidibla - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Old news. This “story” broke a couple of weeks ago.

  15. youjivinmeturkey - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    I Think He Looks Adorable hehehe
    Ya Know, In A Geeky Sort-Of Way. :)

  16. mdpickles - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    I bet he was high on NorCal’s finest when deciding this.

  17. bayarea510 - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Oh Hardball you are so last season…Timmy cut his hair in December.

  18. Old Gator - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Well, Delilah, aren’t you fucking proud of yourself? HAH?

    • historiophiliac - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:53 PM

      Hmmm, perhaps this is how Candlestick will come down…

      • nolanwiffle - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:01 PM

        If I had my way I would tear this old building down.

    • countduku - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:44 PM

      Gator, can you make your point without the bad language please. Children do read these blogs. Set an example, don’t be the example. Thank you.

      • slartibartfast4242 - Feb 8, 2013 at 4:49 PM

        Well, fuck, this settles it. I’m a bad example.

      • Old Gator - Feb 8, 2013 at 6:38 PM

        Ah! Just what we were missing around here – a sanctimonious asshole! Go lecture to the bathroom mirror, Miss Prissy Gladgums.

      • countduku - Feb 8, 2013 at 6:48 PM

        Classy Gator. Just the response I expected. Don’t ever change, I bet your parents are proud.

      • Old Gator - Feb 8, 2013 at 10:22 PM

        Well then, let me amplify my response a bit, you self-aggrandizing, self-righteous jackass. You come on here out of nowhere, dragging your nineteen fifties semiotic soapbox, beating your bible and lecturing to your betters as if someone suddenly appointed you the Circling the Bases Hall Monitor. Well, no one did. Not to make too fine a point of it, but just who the hell do you think you are?

        Tell you what: if you’re so worried about children reading this blog, why not just leave your laptop on top of the TV where I leave my copies of Ulysses, my single-volume Penguin Classics edition of Gargantua and Pantagruel and My Life and Loves so the little bastards won’t be able to reach it?


  19. redsoxchamp11 - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    looks like that big nosed fella from the pianist.

    • JB (the original) - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:04 PM

      and King Kong

  20. ryanrockzzz - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    He just looks ugly.

  21. chacochicken - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    About time, damn hippie. I hope he gets a job soon.

  22. Leigh in CO - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    ‘arry? ‘arry Potter? Is that you?

  23. braddavery - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    I wonder if you could get high by smoking his hair.

  24. sportsdrenched - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    I’m just bumbed that Mitch from Dazed 7 Confused won’t be pitching for the Giants anymore.

  25. xpensivewinos - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Surprised he didn’t do a charitable angle around it. He could have raised a decent amount of money for some civic group or charitable organization if he said he would cut his hair.

    Maybe that dopey former closer of theirs will do the same with that tired beard act………

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