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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Tim Lincecum impostor who scammed Ravens’ Hayden Hurst gets arrested

Tim Lincecum is a man of mystery. The former Giants pitcher is a bit of a recluse, and social media is the last place you’ll find him.

If only Baltimore Ravens tight end Hayden Hurst knew that.

TMZ Sports reported Monday that a man posing to be Lincecum scammed Hurst out of autographed gear. According to TMZ’s report, Hurst told Monroe County, Pa. cops in May 2019 that he was contacted by a Twitter account he believed was owned by the former Giants star. Hurst said the account had a blue checkmark, and the fake Lincecum asked for signed memorabilia for a charity donation.

Hurst agreed to the request and sent him two signed jerseys. But Hurst’s agent, Phillip Walls, saw the jerseys were being sold online and sniffed out the scheme. The cops tracked down a man named Michael Daily, who confessed to the crime, in Stroudsburg, Pa. TMZ reported Daily was arrested on multiple charges, including identity theft, theft by deception and unlawful use of a computer.

Mind you, in certain regards the ways in which Lincecum has fallen so far off the radar make him perfect for using in such a scam, compared to someone with a greater degree of public visibility…..


QLE Posted: March 10, 2020 at 01:52 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: imposters, scams, tim lincecum

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Tim Lincecum once flaunted his Cy Young Awards to win arbitration case

Friday was an important day for many of Major League Baseball’s top stars. The deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to submit salary figures passed at 1 p.m. ET.

Some of those stars, such as Mookie Betts, Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger, avoided arbitration by agreeing to massive one-year deals. Others, like George Springer, failed to settle. That means he could end up having his case decided by a judge next month.

Once upon a time, that was the scenario Tim Lincecum faced after failing to reach an agreement with the San Francisco Giants. As former teammate Kevin Frandsen revealed in an interview with MLB Network Radio on Saturday, Lincecum planned a spectacular pitch that forced the Giants to fold before any words needed to be said.

According to Frandsen, Lincecum “Walked into the courtroom with both Cy Young Awards, they never even started talking — it was signed, sealed and delivered right there. I think it was a two-year deal, right there.”

For those wondering how award voting can have a broader significance…..



QLE Posted: January 12, 2020 at 12:54 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: arbitration, cy young award, tim lincecum




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