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Tim Lincecum Thinks Rockies Cheat, Mutters Bad Words

Video is making its way around the Internet of Tim Lincecum asking for a new ball and then muttering something about "juiced balls." Mark Townsend of Bugs & Cranks captures the absurdity of the Rockies' "cheating":

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Why did the Rockies waste their one juiced ball on the bottom of the order?

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Seriously.  That happened during a Miguel Olivo at-bat, Jhoulys Chacin was on deck, and light-hitting speed demon Eric Young was in the hole.  Save that [stuff] for the big boys!  You know, the guys whose splits everyone likes to point at!

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Let's also put this into a bit more context and recall that for the first five innings Tim Lincecum held the Rockies hitless. Then at the start of the sixth inning, Seth Smith led off the inning with a double against Lincecum. Timmy's world is ending!! He must have been thinking, "I'm on my game tonight. No way I gave up that double on my own. That ball must have been left out of the humidor. Hey, this ball feels wrong! [Word] this juiced ball's [word]!"

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Tim Lincecum can't take responsibility for his own mistakes out on the mound so he looks to fault something else. What next? Blame Dinger for being an idiot and dancing behind home plate? Wait, that one might be legitimate.

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Oh, the final score of the game? Giants 2, Rockies 1.

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