Talking Points: Lincecum's new look
Saturday, February 9, 2013
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Coming off a difficult 2012 season, San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is looking for a fresh start in 2013. And that starts with a fresh look, sporting short hair and black specs he doesn't need but chooses to complete his new look.
"I wanted something different. Usually I'd take like six months between each haircut just because I was lazy," Lincecum said. "And now it's kind of nice to have something to upkeep and take care of yourself."
The transformed Lincecum drew varied responses.
Manager Bruce Bochy said: "You know, when I first saw him, I didn't recognize him to be honest with you. He looks good. I think it took a couple years off his age, too. He looks younger, a little more studious, too."
General manager Brian Sabean: "Very professorial. Somebody said he looks like Buddy Holly. Somebody told me the glasses aren't real. Nice prop. He reinvented his look."
And the winning response came from pitcher Ryan Vogelsong: "He looks 12 now instead of 15."
And speaking of new looks, actor Bill Murray, who recently portrayed president Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the film "Hyde Park on Hudson," broke out a new look at the Pebble Beach pro-am golf tournament that looks a little more like Chester A. Arthur.