Confirms Rockies are cheaters!!!
Tim Lincecum has spoken (enjoy video while you can)!¬† Case closed!
And you know what my biggest concern is?
Why did the Rockies waste their one juiced ball on the bottom of the order?
Seriously.¬† That happened during a Miguel Olivo at-bat, Jhoulys Chacin was on deck, and light-hitting speed demon Eric Young was in the hole.¬† Save that shit for the big boys!¬† You know, the guys whose splits everyone likes to point at!
Of course this controversy occurs on a night when Coors Field yielded the fewest total hits (5) in its 16 year history.
Of course no one is asking why Lincecum didn’t walk up to home plate umpire Laz Diaz to show him his findings, maybe have him fish through his bags for more juiced balls.
Of course there’s no chance baseballs that sit out for 6-7 innings could be naturally affected by the mile high climate.¬† I’m thinking that’s probably why they needed a humidor to begin with.¬† The baseballs would sit out in the open through the course of a game and shrink.¬† That’s still going to happen if they’re exposed too long.
Of course it’s not possible one of those baseballs ends up in the hands of Jhoulys Chacin, who allows a monster home run to Pat Burrell in the 7th inning.
None of those things matter or are possible, because Tim Lincecum has muttered the truth under his breath.
Let’s just assume the Rockies were cheating (because Tim said so).¬† Why don’t more pitchers throw baseballs back to the umpire?¬† Does that make the Rockies cheaters, or does that make every pitcher who knowingly threw a “juiced ball” an idiot?
Or do they not know?¬† Is Tim Lincecum the only pitcher gifted enough to know the difference?
If that was a ball that felt weird, I tip my cap to Lincecum for throwing it out of play.¬† That’s what should be done.¬† Every pitcher has the right to do so if the ball doesn’t feel right.¬† You’re not forced to throw a ball you don’t like.
Heck… If this was a case of Lincecum playing mind games, knowing a camera might be trained on him at that moment, then I tip my cap.¬† It’s genius, because it’ll have people talking.¬† It has me writing another piece on a subject I think is a waste of time.¬† It’ll have the Rockies and their fans wasting energy defending the organization.
As you can clearly see, the Rockies don’t have much energy left.