In August of 2010, San Francisco Giants’ pitcher Tim Lincecum was 11-8 with a 3.72 ERA and everyone, including me, was wondering what was wrong with him.
Well now it’s June of 2012 and things are worse. Much worse. Lincecum is 2-8 with a 6.07 ERA and the lede of the article about him I just linked to is about how he lost 30 pounds in the offseason (from 190 to 160) and is trying to gain some back. No, seriously, read:
“Tim Lincecum looks back at his extreme, 30-pound weight loss before this season and wishes he had approached it all differently.
He insists he dropped it too fast, taking drastic measures. All because the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner didn’t feel quite right at the 190 pounds he reached in 2011 eating whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted. The thing is, he was still winning then. But his body began to hurt, in ways it never had before.”
Lincecum weighed the most he ever has in his whole life and still managed 13-14 with a 2.74 ERA on a bad team in 2011. H...