Friday, February 29, 2008

Tim's Spring #1


If anybody out there in the Giants blogsphere has failed to find Giants Jottings, you are missing a treasure. The author, Giantsfan 9, is truly living the dream. He gives great insight to the whole spring training experience AND he takes a load of great photos, including the one shown here. (Sorry I can't figure out how to put a caption below it.) Here's what he had to say about my boy today (notice that there is NO H in the word "boy" in this case).


"Tim Lincecum had a very good day today....much better than Noah Lowry yesterday. Timmy was lifted after hitting exactly 40 pitches on his pitch count (26 strikes). He lasted 2 2/3 innings. The official scorekeeper says Tim gave
up 2 hits. I scored only one. Richie Sexon led off the 2nd by hitting a little dribbler in between the mound and 3B. Timmy got to the ball and with the way Sexson runs, had plenty of time to throw him out at 1B. Timmy threw high and Daniel Ortmeier (in the background of this photo)... had to leap high into the air to catch the ball and keep it from going into the stands. Ortmeier tried a sweep tag on Sexson that both he and I thought connected with Sexson's left shoulder.....but the umpire said he missed and called Sexson safe. If Timmy's throw would have been on target...Sexson is out by 2-3 steps. The official scorekeeper somehow called it a hit. I refused to change it on my scoresheet.....E-1 all the way.

By my scoring Lincecum gave up no runs on 1 hit and 1 walk while tallying 1 strikeout. Timmy's fastball was zinging and he made a few batters look silly on off-speed pitches. Everything he threw was down in the strikezone as only 1 of his 8 outs was by flyball. Everything was on the ground. Very nice start for Timmy."


7 comments:

M.C. O'Connor said...

Mixing fonts? Hmmmmmm.

The Linkster is awesome. I hope, like The Hurra-Cain, he can stomach a 7-16 record despite being in the Top 10 of all the pitching categories. Maybe when the bHoys are 27 ("in their prime") we will have a decent team.

Ron said...

Whill someohne phlease explhain tho mhe what the dheal is whith ahll of the extrha h's?

Alsho, what is the phoint of these 'lhabels'?

Sorrhy tho bhe such a nheophyte in this rhegard.

Ron said...

Whill someohne phlease explhain tho mhe what the dheal is whith ahll of the extrha h's?

Alsho, what is the phoint of these 'lhabels'?

Sorrhy tho bhe such a nheophyte in this rhegard.

JC Parsons said...

MOC is to blame for "H" thing... I think it is some Irish code that us non leprechans don't understand.

Zo started the label craze, I believe the first wacked label was "dust bunnies".

So you see, none of it is MY FAULT. I just follow blindly, like all good fans should.

How about that Beezy? Wow, are we going to have some fun this year...

ron said...

Thanks for clearing that up. The 'h' explanation, although strange, is understandable in the sense that we are not privy to it. I still am not sure what the 'labels' accomplish. But, who am I to question the Mystic.

Meantime, we should never pitch Barry against the A's. If, during the course of his time with us, we happen to find ourselves in another Bay Bridge Series, I suppose that he will have to come down with some kind of mystery injury. The rest of the runs yesterday were given up by marginal pitchers. How 'bout that Bowker?

M.C. O'Connor said...

"Bhoys" is colloquial Hiberno-English. It is meant to convey the peculiar Irish pronunciation of the word: the aspirated "b" made with a wider mouth. Fans of Celtic FC in Glasgow call them The Bhoys, and there is a modern Canadian Celtic band known as the Glengarry Bhoys. The IRA were often called "The Bhoyos" by sympathizers, much like referring to The Mob as "The Family."

Just havin' me fun, buckos.

Labels allow you to "collate" postings by subject. You can click on MATT CAIN and see the history of that topic, that is, all the articles with that tag.

There will come a time when you will be posting and you will give thanks that the label "dust bunnies" will be available for you to chose.

(Just havin' me fun again, there.)

Zho said...

Thanks for clearing up that "h" thing. I was thinking it was something related to buoys or some other nautical term. I had no idea WTF you were talking about, but then, I rarely do.