After posting a 7-5 record in his rookie campaign, piling up 150 strikeouts in 146.1 innings pitched, expectations were high for The Freak in his first full season He met those expectations head on (yes, intended). We first saw signs of what was to come in a postgame press conference early in the '08 campaign. Donning a black beanie, locks of Lincecum's hair came pouring out over his ears and forehead, giving him unmistakable resemblance to a certain emo rocker.... ...Fall Out Boy's very own, Pete Wentz! I've often wondered what identifying one's self as "emo" meant. The term "emo" derives from the word "emotional", which seems to be at the core of living life along the emo path. Obviously, this is a testament to not caring about appearance (and it only costs $299 for the hair coloring, treatment, and styling to tell everyone you don't care!). We can't give too much flak to Wentz, however, because his "I'm apathetic to everything, just like my t-shirt says" attitude did snag himself a Simpson sister, though I'm not entirely sure if that deserves kudos these days.
As spring training got under way for the 2009 season, expectations for the Giants wasn't very high. Coming off a disappointing season, without much of a roster shakeup besides the acquisition of a 66 year old Randy Johnson, Giants fans were unsure of what the '09 Giants were capable of Those same musings were happening regarding Timmy's hair. Things could go one of two ways: scale back the flowing mullet (silent t, rhymes with Robert Goulet), or, like a roulette player at seedy card den in Oakland feeling good about red, let it ride. It's still to be determined if the roulette ball landed in a black or red slot, but regardless, Timmy bares an eerie resemblance to another baby-faced pitcher.... Like Timmy, young Mitch enjoyed baseball, summertime, and smoking weed while driving around town (too soon). If only Giants fans were so lucky to have the older guys of our team hit anything with a wooden bat, even if it was our ace's ass (Everyone can thank Aaron Rowand and his .261 batting average and 15 homers for that gem of a joke) Moving along.. As we all know, The Freak dominated the NL this year, posting a 2.48 ERA and striking 261 batters in only 225 innings.
Thankfully, the beanie cap/emo phase has passed, and Timmy is now in uncharted territory. His hair is groundbreaking, unadulterated, dirty, counter-culture, borderline revolutionary, much like the music of punk rock and performance art legend.... ...Patti Smith! I must admit, the 1970's New York punk rock scene isn't something I'm entirely well versed in, but from what scholars of the era have told me (whoever wrote her Wikipedia page), Smith was at the forefront of the punk culture revolution. Combining gritty chords, poetry, and jazz fusion, Smith defined a generation of young people who were still upset over Vietnam, the economic crisis of the late 70's, and disco music. I've trieddesperately to find the common theme between the Godmother of 70's punk rock and Timmy, but have been grasping at straws I'll let the picture do the talking.
We're all pretty certain, that based on his mechanics and training regimen, Lincecum has a long and bountiful baseball career ahead of him. But what will happen to his hair Can it grow forever Could Bud Selig step-in if his hair covered his number 55 Will batters complain that it's a distraction Only time will answer these questions We are all excited to see what happens next But I must ask one favor of you, Timmy Please don't bleach your mane If you do.... ...I won't be able to get Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" out of my head for the next 8-12 years.. New Research Shows That 71 Percent of Insured Americans Are Willing To Shopfor Health Care Savings of $250 Annually HARTFORD, Conn.(Business Wire)As the economy worsens, an increasing number of Americans (71 percent) say thatthey would be willing to shop for health care to save themselves as little as$250 annually, according to a new survey of insured Americans released today byAetna (NYSE: AET). In response, Aetna is launching an educational campaign tohelp its members potentially save thousands of dollars a year on their healthcare spending by making some simple changes to their health care purchasinghabits. Aetna conducted a survey of insuredAmericans in December 2008 to identify issues related to the economy and healthcare spending, and used the feedback to inform its efforts. Among the surveyfindings: Overall, nearly 60 percent of Americans say that they would be willing toactively shop for health care to save money in the next year.