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Beards and Longhairs Unite!
Brian Wilson and Tim Lincecum celebrate the San Francisco Giants' World Series victory

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barca_k From: barca_k Date: November 5th, 2010 04:54 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
This is truly a follicular triumph for these Giants. My favorite thing about this WS was getting to watch Timmy Lincecum pitch - there are many great pitchers I have seen, but I have never seen anyone who looks like he does when he pitches... I don't remember Mark Fidrych very well, but it seems to me he's the only other guy who I ever saw who was so interesting in the actual act of throwing a baseball that I would want to see the game just for that.

Also, I love this photo because of the contrast between the size of Wilson's forearm & Lincecum's torso - Popeye's got nothing on Wilson. His forearm actually makes Lincecum's torso look tiny. How'd that little guy pitch so well-?!
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: November 5th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Man, I used to totally have a crush on Kent Tekulve (relief pitcher for the pirates back in the day) because i LOVED to watch him pitch. He had a totally wack side-arm, submarine style craziness that I was just enthralled by.

Plus, he was skinny and pale and had his hair all going on and his dark sunglasses -- whoo wee! I still have my Kent Tekulve baseball card, even!

LOL editing to add this link because I was quickly glancing through google to see if I could add an image of him here and this made gave me lolz. YES, this is how I felt, too but I loved him for it (goth girl in the making!). He was ab fab all around!

Edited at 2010-11-05 03:43 pm (UTC)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 5th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Awesome! I agree with the Phillies fan whose piece you linked to in the edited comment. I was a Phillies fan back then -- the Giants used to be my second favorite team, until living in the Bay Area led me to flip allegiances -- and was terrified of Tekulve. But he had a great look and a better delivery. I just wish he didn't have to wear that silly "retro" hat.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 5th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
There is something deeply compelling about Lincecum's delivery. I think it's the realization that even the slightest deviation from a highly complex series of movements will result in disaster, as proved to be the case this past August. Plus, the story about how his father worked with him to perfect the motion, without any professional assistance, is really compelling.

I love the photo for that same reason. Wilson is a weightlifter. Timmy is a stoner. Or at least has the personality of one. They get along really well, too, and were the pre-season faces of the franchise, so I'm glad they got to close it out together. God, I'm so happy, still!
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