Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum gets a haircut
By QMI Agency
|Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum, who looked like one of the youngest players in MLB before he cut his hair, might look even younger now. (MLB.com)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum, owner of the most famous haircut in the majors, was sporting a fresh, new look Friday.
Lincecum showed up to AT&T Park with his trademark long locks a thing of the past. Instead the two-time Cy Young winner has opted for a new, professional look as he prepares for the start of spring training.
"It's just a different look," Lincecum said on MLB.com. "I got tired of the long hair. I feel like the same person, minus the haircut."
The 28-year-old righthander, who looked like one of the youngest players in the bigs before he cut his hair, might look even younger now.
"He looks like he's 12 now instead of 15," pitcher Ryan Vogelsong said.
The Giants would like to see the new 'do change Lincecum's fortunes on the mound, too. He went 10-15 with a 5.18 earned-run average in 2012, statistically his worst season since he moved into the Giants rotation full time in 2008.
Lincecum needs a bounce-back season. He's set to become a free agent after the 2013 season so a good year could result in a financial windfall.
"He understands what's at stake," said Giants general manager Brian Sabean. "I think he's looking forward to the challenge, because he's a competitive kid."