The Midnight Snack – Wednesday

Hi Fam! So we have a new URL and site name, but everything else stays the same. We’re still the same smart, snarky, and (sometimes) sweet basebloggers that you know and love.

Big Time Timmy Jim:  Tim Lincecum is a free agent this year. While it’s true that injuries and the ravages of time have left The Freak a shadow of his former self, it’s in people’s best interests to never count Lil’ Timmy out.

Did you know that Lincecum is only the second pitcher in major league history to do the following?

  • win multiple World Series rings
    win multiple Cy Young Awards
    throw multiple no-hitters
    be selected to multiple All Star teams

The only other pitcher to do this is the immortal Sandy Koufax.

The Marlins are interested in signing Lincecum according to rumors, but there hasn’t been any real movement on that front. The only other team reported as showing interest are the Giants, but apparently talks have stalled.

However, San Francisco fans love them some Tim. Some love him more than others:

Why, yes, that is Tom from Myspace offering to pay to keep Lil’ Timmy in orange and black. Now, that’s a blast from the past if I ever saw one. You know what I used to do on Myspace? Troll Harry Potter Wizard Rock accounts and listen to songs by bands (seriously) called Oliver Wood and the Rememberalls and the Remus Lupins. (Shut up. They were actually good.)

 

27 thoughts on “The Midnight Snack – Wednesday

  1. Baseblogger is cute. I guess now we have to argue about what we call the writers. Interferons? That would be like the worst superhero movie ever. Usual Suspects is taken. :/ Bullpen…cuz, you know, we pitch bull around here? Ok, I’ll shut up now. I’m so bad with names.

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  2. As I was reading, I was thinking…
    Sandy
    Sandy!
    SANDY!!
    SANDY ALL THE WAY!!
    Thanks!

    And despite wearing the hated SF on his cap, I’ve always had a soft spot for Timmy. Amazing ability in a small package, the long hair, a toker, the music. Other than that little thing known as Athletic Ability, that could have been me at one point. It’s natural to project on those favored athletes and celebrities, I think, and I felt like we both could have been buds in some alternative Dazed And Confused universe.

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  3. And the truth emerges… the Professor is a Harry Potter geek. Not that it’s a bad thing… I have also read all the books and seen all the movies (multiple times), but my 14-year-old daughter is a huge fan. I noticed last night she was reading “Half Blood Prince” again. I asked her when she started the series again (for the umpteenth time) and her reply was ” I didn’t… I just tend to grab one of the books at random, open to any page at all and start reading”.

    On another funny Harry Potter note… due to an ongoing (and seemingly endless) game of “Management Musical Chairs” at work, our team now has its seventh Team Lead in the last two and a half years… or as one of the guys said when the most recent one was announced… “Great! We have a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher!”

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      • My only exposure to Harry Potter comes from watching the Rifftraxs of those movies…which means I still haven’t seen the final movie in the series. Maybe someday they’ll get around to it so I can find out how it all ends.

        I do like to randomly say “10 points to Griffindoor” (or however it’s spelled) whenever someone does something completely unworthy of notice or praise.

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    • Who isn’t a Potter geek? People who hate joy, that’s who.

      I do feel sorry for all you old fogeys who had to read the series for the first time as adults and didn’t get to grow up with Harry and Co. There’s something, well, magical about that experience that I think everybody who wasn’t in that age band as the books were released missed out on.

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        • I’m right there with you on that, Stex… I re-read the trilogy and The Hobbit on an annual basis, and have for about 40 years. The only difference is now I have a really nice deluxe hardcover edition on my bookshelf for show and I read the e-books on my tablet. I have also turned both of my kids into LOTR fans as well, although mainly because of Peter Jackson’s movies.

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        • Now I’m starting to feel weird. Started by staying up beyond bedtime to catch the last season of Star Trek, which also launched me on a discovery path of Asimov, Heinlein et. al. Found the Hobbit in junior high when a cool friend of my older brother randomly shouted “Frodo Lives!” and I asked questions. Heading into Senior Year came Star Wars, and while I didn’t see it in theaters 38 times I did go several times that summer. Was turned on to the alarmingly entertaining and riveting “kid’s book” called “The Sorcerer’s Stone” by my girlfriend’s 12 year old daughter as the Big 4-0 came a’knocking. So I consider myself a generational nerd – I grok it all!

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        • I have a tattoo of the IDIC on my wrist. I preordered the last HP book and stayed home (shunning all actual adult responsibilities) to marathon read it. You name the nerdy thing, I’ve probably been involved in it in some way (except for D&D. Never got into that).

          Don’t feel weird. Or, conversely, be proud to be weird. I sure as hell am!

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