Skip to comments.Tim Lincecum sold his $2 million condo so he could go back to living like a normal guy
Posted on 03/05/2018 12:54:52 PM PST by nickcarraway
San Francisco Giants fans haven't heard much from Tim Lincecum over the past few years and that's been very much by design.
A Bleacher Report story called "Where Tim Lincecum Has Been Hiding" revealed what the Cy Young winner's been up to since leaving Major League Baseball in 2016: A whole lot of normal, every day life.
For starters, Lincecum sold his a $2 million luxury penthouse in Downtown Seattle's Escala tower, which was featured in "50 Shades of Grey." He swapped the top-floor suite for a home by the lake in Madison Park, where he's been living quietly for the past few years.
But he's by no means a recluse, even if he's dropped out of the public eye. The article says Lincecum is very popular in the neighborhood, enjoying the company of his satellite of old friends. He's also a regular at a bar called The Attic, where he stops in often and tips big.
"We're pretty protective of Tim," one bartender told Bleacher Report. "If he was in here, you'd probably never even know it."
"He's just another regular," she added. "Because that's all he wants to be."
"This has nothing to do with the money," Lincecum's long-time friend Elliott Cribby told Bleacher Report. "It has everything to do with a personal vendetta against everybody who kinda wrote him off."
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Maybe now he can afford a trip to the barbershop.
The way he has been pitching the last few years, he is pretty much a normal guy. His fastball has been very normal and he normally gives up a lot of hits & walks.
Considering he’s earned over $100 mil, he likely can afford anything he wants.
Looks like you’ve heard of Bartolo Colon, though.
He was amazing when he was in his “prime”. His step from the mound to plate was incredible for a rather shorter pitcher.
And if you need anything from the neighbors, they’re all tied up.
He reminds me of another phenom, Mark Fidrych who pitched for the Tigers from 1976 - 1980 then faded off into obscurity due to shoulder injuries......
I’m aware of Fidrych’s career, thanks.........
Mark Fedrych, Big Bird... Great pitcher... Saw him pitch at Fenway against the Sox.
You’re right about The Bird. Everything about him was different.
Lincecum’s mechanics are unique to say the least, but he got every ounce out of his small frame.He was great for many years, but he lost velocity & command a few years back.
No, I hadn’t until I looked it/him up. I was afraid I might have it at first!
The things I do to keep my arm strong appear to be in direct conflict with what the sports experts recommend for their pitchers........
So what's my routine? Arm and shoulder stretch and flexibility exercises then throwing a series of heavy weight balls from 19 oz. to 3 lbs........
It helped me recover from a shoulder injury back in 2008 and I just kept up the routine.......
My daughter played softball & my 3 sons are still playing baseball. I have been throwing A LOT ever since I was a kid. I still play long-toss & pitch batting practice several times a week to my kids. Luckily, and amazingly, I have never had any arm injury, and generally no soreness. Of course, I’m not throwing 90 mph either.
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