Another Horrible Red Bull Idea: Tim Lincecum Wants YOU to Recreate His Goofy Motion

Greetings from the second week of August, the most popular vacation week of the year! Here's something that's only moderately interesting to hold you over while I work on my 9,000 futbol prose and the next installment of the CB Mailbag.

Tim Lincecum is holding a competition for fans to submit videos in which they try to recreate his awkward pitching mechanics. The winner will get to take live BP against Timmay next spring- I'm sure lawyers will have a field day with that. [ESPN]

The entry period for fans to submit their best version of the right-hander's pitching motion began Tuesday and goes through Sept. 16.

Lincecum says the "Red Bull Ultimate" competition will be judged in multiple rounds based on creativity, originality, performance and skill level, and demonstrated passion for the sport and Lincecum.


If you remember, last month, Jimmy Rollins took to the Parkway – with Red Bull – in an attempt to break the home run distance record, using a hollowed-out metal bat. It didn't work and was borderline dangerous for bystanders. Sounds similar.

H/T to (@jharkins1216)

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11 Responses

  1. Are you kidding? I come down with back pain just WATCHING Lincecum pitch!
    By the by, MY last name is Branch! Seriously! I wonder if Michelle’s a long lost relative!

  2. One other note—a quick glance suggests that there does not appear to be a strong correlation between having an efficient red zone game and winning. The Ravens, Bears, Saints, Jets, and Steelers all made the playoffs despite having a worse red zone conversion rate than the Redskins did last year. Perhaps piling up lots of red zone opportunities and keeping your opponents from moving deep into your territory are more important factors.

  3. I’ve been thinking of whether I should re-invest in a mirrorless system again. I sold my Sony NEX-5 after a short while, because nice as the camera itself was, I didn’t like the flash nor the lenses very much. I don’t think there’s a fully satisfying mirrorless camera on the camera for the moment, but I decided to sell my Canon now anyway. The reasoning was that any moment now my 5Dmk2 would be superseded by a mark III, and with that the used price of mark IIs would fall.

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