Found June 03, 2013 on BaySportsNet:
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From the moment he stepped onto the bump at AT&T Park to face the Phillies in his highly anticipated big-league debut in May 2007, everything remotely associated with Tim Lincecum has been massive news in the Bay Area. From the truly newsworthy (Cy Youngs and pot busts) to the trivial but nonetheless tantalizing (In-N-Out binges and Harry Potter makeovers), it’s all been blown up, Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Style. And because there’s little the average American sports fan enjoys more than a good riches-to-rags story, Lincecum’s stunningly sudden decline from world-beater to whipping boy has been presented, digested and discussed with predictable fervor not just in our cozy little region but nationwide. The difference, in terms of regional vs. national, is that the rest of the country has pretty much moved on. Lincecum’s been so bad for so long, ESPN and Fox and other media behemoths have seemingly tired of the story, putting it on the back burner for lack of advancement,...
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