November 19th marked an important turning point in not only Tim Lincecum's baseball career, but his life as well. The 25 year old ace of the San Francisco Giants won his second NL Cy Young in as many years, becoming the first pitcher in Major League Baseball history to win back to back Cy Youngs in his first two major league seasons. Undoubtedly, the pitcher with the small frame and the big right arm has lived up to his moniker, "The Freak." As I sat at my desk watching the Giants press conference announcing that Lincecum had won the award, I began to think that maybe, just maybe, Giants fans and media were actually playing a cruel trick on poor Timmy. Was it possible that his nickname wasn't derived from his slight stature and his herky jerky delivery that would blow most pitchers' arms ...
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