SportsNation co-host Michelle Beadle says that The Freak is "a two time Cy Young winner and a World Series Champion." She notes than Lincecum is "not the kind of corporate face that's been boring people for years and losing young fans." Ouch!
As for myself, I find Lincecum a fascinating dude, not just because he's a great pitcher, but he because he's got personality to spare. He's very charismatic, in a quirky, San Francisco sort of way. He reminds me a little of Shaun White, in that both of them have their own unique looks.
And as a Yankee fan, it's fun to see somebody like him, who would never "fit in" with the Yankees' hair code or image. I felt the same way watching Manny Ramirez and his own non-corporate hair.
Lincecum is one of the more memorable faces in MLB these days, but I don't know if he can become "The Face of MLB," because of his love of, um, a certain herb. When asked about how San Francisco was reacting to the World Series victory, he said:
"Just a lot of craziness, I'm hoping," Lincecum said. "A lot of beer flowing. Smoke in the air, I'm hoping."
Don't think he's talking about tobacco smoke there!
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