Lincecum said Saturday that he had put 10 of the lost 33 pounds back onto his sinewy physique, pushing the scales up to 167.
“Last year, I’d eat anything I wanted and I didn’t even care. I was like, ‘I don’t care, I’m fat, I’m thicker than I’m used to being and I’m doing fine.’ Then my body started feeling different. My legs started feeling the effects of the 30-plus pounds I’d put on,” Lincecum said. “But what’s happened is then I just completely changed it. I don’t think that’s a smart move either. ... I got rid of it way too fast, drastically.”
On Friday night, he regained something else. After a train-wreck first inning, he sought out fellow right-hander Ryan Vogelsong in the dugout and started venting his anger. Vogelsong, a master at balancing poise and intensity, reminded Lincecum that anger could be his ally.
“I used to have a chip on my shoulder. ... I had Napoleon’s syndrome just because, you know, I wasn’t a big guy,” Lincecum said. “I had that pissed-off feeling of trying to prove people wrong. I think that’s kind of the edge I need.”
Yet he fumed in the dugout, telling Vogelsong, “I don’t know how not to be mad.”
Vogelsong, he said, replied: “Don’t worry. Just know what you’re mad about.”
Posted: June 24, 2012 at 08:20 AM | 6 comment(s)
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