Tim Lincecum Is Ready for His Close-Up
Here's a statement that'll spark a full-scale war between baseball's lovers and haters: Baseball is a slow game. Let's just accept this. But while a three-and-a-half hour game can be a grind in May, the spectacular pressure of October baseball mitigates the delays. Contemplating the magnified consequences of each pitch, each swing, ratchets up the anxiety -- at least for fans. The networks, meanwhile, dial up the drama with a rapid series of pore-revealing close-ups between each pitch. And, in every way this postseason, Tim Lincecum is ready for his close-up.
Even casual baseball fans already knew Lincecum was a transcendent pitcher. But now, thanks to a barrage of close-ups that reveal he likely shaves once a month whether he needs to or not, they know more.
They know he eerily resembles the character Wiley Wiggins played in Dazed and Confused. And they like that: