Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
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.”

Really.

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 temporary employment!) 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., Director of Somethin 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 supports unauthorized rambling 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

donate

Thanks to
Phil Birnbaum
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogExpanded Rosters Exacerbate Baseball’s Biggest Issue
(17 - 5:26pm, Sep 02)
Last: BDC

NewsblogOT: Politics, September, 2014: ESPN honors Daily Worker sports editor Lester Rodney
(271 - 5:26pm, Sep 02)
Last: tshipman

NewsblogTrevor Hoffman's Hall of Fame induction seems inevitable
(74 - 5:24pm, Sep 02)
Last: Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora

NewsblogRule change means more players to choose from for postseason roster
(12 - 5:23pm, Sep 02)
Last: esseff

NewsblogOT: September 2014 College Football thread
(5 - 5:22pm, Sep 02)
Last: Gold Star - just Gold Star

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 9-2-2014
(1 - 5:21pm, Sep 02)
Last: boteman is not here 'til October

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-2-2014
(36 - 5:14pm, Sep 02)
Last: Eric J can SABER all he wants to

NewsblogThe indisputable selfishness of Derek Jeter
(18 - 5:12pm, Sep 02)
Last: villageidiom

NewsblogPassan: 10 Degrees: Cole Hamels' trade value might be Phillies' lone bright spot
(2 - 5:12pm, Sep 02)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogSpector: Negative run differential doesn't tell whole story for first-place Cardinals
(4 - 4:56pm, Sep 02)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogNewsweek: Can Baseball Get More Interesting to Watch With Big Data?
(6 - 4:54pm, Sep 02)
Last: Hank G.

NewsblogBPP: Why do people still think Jack Morris pitched to the score?
(27 - 4:50pm, Sep 02)
Last: Sunday silence

NewsblogYankees To Sign Chris Young
(3 - 4:47pm, Sep 02)
Last: Infinite Joost (Voxter)

NewsblogGleeman: Twins ask fans which brand of luxury car they are
(9 - 4:46pm, Sep 02)
Last: vortex of dissipation

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread August, 2014
(1004 - 4:33pm, Sep 02)
Last: ursus arctos

Page rendered in 0.1717 seconds
53 querie(s) executed