Lincecum: Padres Are His Own Personal Washington Generals
So another piece of baseball history was made last night.
Some would call it a red-headed stepchild footnote, but it's an accomplishment nonetheless. Just like when the Harlem Globetrotters ring up their millionth win in a row against their perennial straight men. Only different.
What Tim Lincecum did wasn't scripted, but it didn't hurt for him to be facing a familiar foil.
Is it The Freak who's channeling the Rolling Stones here:
Or is it the San Diego Padres:
Actually, when they meet, it's both. Like last night, when Tim Lincecum posted his second no-hitter against the Padres:
Addie Joss should thank Lincecum for the posthumous publicity. The Cleveland hurler from a century ago is the only other pitcher to have no-hit the same team twice. His feats were against the Chicago White Sox, and one was a perfect game, which is a rare accomplishment in itself.
But not as quirky as what he and Lincecum have done.
And for the record, here's The Freak's table-setter for this occasion:
And now, for the rest of his career, whenever Lincecum is scheduled to face San Diego, expect a sellout.