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Lincecum doubters will persist

Two Cy Young awards and now a proven post-season pitcher who bettered the likes of Lowe, Halladay and Lee in this, World Series championship season for the Giants.  With all of these accomplishments in the last 3 years, Tim Lincecum is undoubtedly, one of MLB's biggest stars besides, being the main face of the Giants.  Too bad there still will be baseball media "experts" who will keep  harping on Lincecum's physical size and pitching style as his eventual break down.  Considering this, let's look back at August of this past season, when Timmy went 0-5 and gave up most hits and runs in the early innings of most games he pitched.  Looking very ordinary, a lot of "I told you so" quotes rumbled through sports publications, ESPN, MLB Network and websites.  However, the opinion of one person had the biggest impact and he is a fellow peer pitcher in the National League.  Roy Oswalt added his 2 cents about Lincecum's conditioning or lack of it.  It got back to Timmy, who upgraded his workouts between starts and became practically unbeatable through September and the postseason.  As far as size goes,  I remember a Yankee, Red Sox game I attended at the old Stadium in the Bronx, early in the 1976 season.  I saw a small, slight, player on the Yanks who I thought was the bat boy with a moustache.  It was Ron Guidry, who was as athletic as Lincecum and threw just as hard.  He pitched for a long time and was a big game pitcher also.  Finally, look at those pictures of Timmy holding up the World Series trophy.  Nothing small and slight about those arms of his. . . right, Oswalt?

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