50°
Partly sunny
SUN
 57°
 32°
MON
 54°
 32°
TUE
 53°
 39°
WED
 55°
 32°
THU
 54°
 32°

New-look Tim Lincecum ready for a comeback with Giants

  • San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum talks to reporters on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in San Francisco. Lincecum drew comparisons Friday ranging from Buddy Holly to Elvis Costello and even Greg Maddux. Silicon Valley smarty, to poet and professor. (AP Photo/San Jose Mercury News, Alex Pavlovic) MAGS OUT NO SALES

SAN FRANCISCO — Sporting short hair and black specs he doesn't need but chooses to complete his new look, Tim Lincecum hardly resembled the hard-throwing San Francisco pitcher the Bay Area has come to know for his shaggy 'do and strong arm.

Lincecum drew comparisons Friday ranging from Buddy Holly to Elvis Costello and even Greg Maddux. Silicon Valley smarty, to poet and professor.

"I wanted something different. Usually I'd take like six months between each haircut just because I was lazy," Lincecum said. "And now it's kind of nice to have something to upkeep and take care of yourself."

A transformed Lincecum, indeed. One constant he is counting on: staying in the starting rotation for the reigning World Series champions in 2013.

"You know, when I first saw him, I didn't recognize him to be honest with you," manager Bruce Bochy said Friday, a day before the team's FanFest. "He looks good. I think it took a couple years off his age, too. He looks younger, a little more studious, too."


© The Press Democrat |  Terms of Service |  Privacy Policy |  Jobs With Us |  RSS |  Advertising |  Sonoma Media Investments |  Place an Ad
Switch to our Mobile View