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@this-day-in-baseball brought back such great memories today of a man who was once the most dominant pitcher in the world. It’s such a shame to see such a great talent succumb to both injury and age. Tim Lincecum will forever be my favorite athlete for making baseball fun again. This man, in my opinion, should have a place in Cooperstown one day, not for the Cy Young Awards, or the World Series rings, or the no-hitters, but because for the years he was at his best, he was the best pitcher in the world. I hope with all of my heart that we can see Tim Lincecum back in the MLB one day. He’ll never be what he once was, but just to see him pitching puts a smile on my face, because all the way back in 2007, Tim Lincecum made baseball fun again. 

I am watching Game 5 of the 2010 World Series and it’s wild to think about how that was 7 years ago. Like look at the starting lineup:

1) Andres Torres - retired

2) Freddy Sanchez - retired after injury #1000

3) Buster Posey - died in 2011, but now a star

4) Cody Ross - never recovered from wearing his son’s baseball pants in Boston

5) Juan Uribe - went to LA; now retired

6) Aubrey Huff - retired; now makes dumb twitter comments

7) Pat Burrell - retired, but still probably manages to score

8) Edgar Renteria - retired (HoF soon?)

9) Aaron Rowand - did he ever recover from the wall?

P) Tim Lincecum - NO ONE ACTUALLY KNOWS