Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Yahoo:  Tim Lincecum relates to kid pitcher from ‘Rookie of the Year’

Tim Lincecum says he loves pitching at Wrigley Field and his performance there on Tuesday suggested as much.

But no matter the results, the Cy Young award winner says he appreciates the ballpark’s history, its bricks, its ivy and, of course, its role in the goofy 1993 baseball comedy “Rookie of the Year.”


If Lincecum, the scrawny right-hander who throws harder than seems possible,  reminds you of 12-year-old Henry Rowengartner, well, Lincecum says there are good reasons for that.

“People used to call me ‘Rowengartner,’ or ‘Rosinbagger,’ ” Lincecum told Big League Stew after pulling a reverse-Rowengartner and downing the Cubs. “One of my favorite movies of all time was “Rookie of the Year,” with Henry Rowengartner and all that good stuff.”

As if Tiny Tim could get any cooler. (Well, maybe if he loved “Little Big League” instead — a much better film — he’d be a little cooler still.)

Tripon Posted: May 06, 2009 at 10:52 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: baseball geeks, giants, media, online, special topics

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. NJ in DC (Now with Wife!) Posted: May 07, 2009 at 05:29 AM (#3168419)
Before I ever actually followed baseball, I thought "Rookie of the Year" and "Angels in the Outfield" were two of the greatest movies of all time.
   2. BeanoCook Posted: May 07, 2009 at 05:40 AM (#3168430)
I wonder what Tim Lincecum looked like in HS, I mean he looks scrawy and wimpy today. Then you watch him throw and you almost #### yourself.
   3. Justin T is well-informed--he watches a lot of TV Posted: May 07, 2009 at 06:09 AM (#3168443)
I think I saw somewhere recently that he was 4'11" and 95 pounds as a freshman in HS.
   4. Sleepy Self-Identifies as a Flying Monkey Posted: May 07, 2009 at 06:22 AM (#3168447)
"Rookie of the year" is 16 years old, now, and the cubs have STILL not won a world series. That's awesome.
   5. mr. man Posted: May 07, 2009 at 06:55 AM (#3168460)
'rookie of the year' was awesome, particularly the mets slugger who drooled all over himself...he reminded me of brad fullmer. I remember once seeing fullmer step into the box, take his stance, spit in the toughest way possible except that he managed to get a giant loogie all over his right shoulder. By the time the pitch got to the plate, he was still trying to wipe it off his sleeve.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.



<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF


Thanks to
Don Malcolm
for his generous support.


You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogNew York Mets prospects Dominic Smith and Gavin Cecchini bounced back in big ways in 2015 |
(6 - 8:55am, Nov 29)
Last: Adam Starblind

NewsblogOT - November* 2015 College Football thread
(1187 - 8:45am, Nov 29)
Last: Thok

(1024 - 8:40am, Nov 29)
Last: Swoboda is freedom

NewsblogComcast takes shot at Yankees in dispute as cable operator says not many folks watching the games on YES
(19 - 7:53am, Nov 29)
Last: Swedish Chef

NewsblogWhat awaits in negotiations for Major League Baseball's next labor deal?
(39 - 7:41am, Nov 29)
Last: Fancy Pants with a clinging marmoset on his Handle

NewsblogChris Davis and the 'hometown discount' - Baltimore Sun
(11 - 4:20am, Nov 29)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogMLB to investigate Dodgers' Yasiel Puig for role in reported fight - LA Times
(53 - 3:26am, Nov 29)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - November 2015
(1323 - 2:25am, Nov 29)
Last: sardonic

NewsblogDavid Price would be right move for Red Sox - The Boston Globe
(6 - 1:10am, Nov 29)
Last: Mark Armour

NewsblogOt: 2015-2016 NHL Thread
(21 - 12:44am, Nov 29)
Last: PASTE Transcends Almost All Generations (Zeth)

NewsblogHow Colby Rasmus' big contract played a role in trading Jed Lowrie - Houston Chronicle
(30 - 10:28pm, Nov 28)
Last: JJ1986

NewsblogRoyals: Making Contact and Winning Championships
(14 - 10:20pm, Nov 28)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogRod Carew opens up about his private life and his near-death experience
(73 - 9:11pm, Nov 28)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogWhy did Braves trade Andrelton Simmons? | Atlanta Braves blog
(38 - 6:47pm, Nov 28)
Last: Rickey! something like a pipe-bomb ready to blow

NewsblogAlex Gordon a Value Buy in Free Agency | FanGraphs Baseball
(27 - 5:19pm, Nov 28)
Last: Harveys Wallbangers

Page rendered in 0.1171 seconds
47 querie(s) executed