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Giant steps

Posted by Charles P. Pierce  November 2, 2010 03:07 PM

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Watching Tim Lincecum pitch the baseball, I was struck by the fact that, as funky as it may look, his delivery seems almost perfectly integrated, and he never looks as though he's laboring. He seems to have the same kind of physical equilibrium that Will Clark used to have when he swung the bat, or Steffi Graf had when she would throw herself into a forehand. No wasted motion. Nothing flying off in odd directions. There's an edgelessness in the way Lincecum pitches that belies how hard it is to do what he does, and that also gives the hitter the overwhelming perception that he's facing down a machine.
 
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It should also be noted that, after these two guys showed up, the Texas Rangers scored one run in 18 innings, lost both games, and got beat for the Series by a hippie from San Francisco.

Coincidence?
This Blog thinks not.

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