Rangers fans remember Tim Lincecum very well; but not for the right reasons. The 33-year-old knows that his new team still grieves that 2010 World Series loss against Lincecum's former team: the San Francisco Giants. Now the pitcher is asking for forgiveness. Well, kind of.
In that series, "the Freak" totally bullied the Rangers in the fifth game of that Fall Classic, where he threw eight innings of three-hit, one-run baseball with 10 strikeouts, that ultimately gave the Giants their first championship since they moved to San Francisco in 1958.
According to Daniel Brown of the Mercury News, Lincecum apologized (or sort of) to general manager Jon Daniels for taking away from them the World Series:
When I talked to him on the phone before we signed him, he actually apologized for. It wasn't a very sincere apology."
Almost eight years later, the Rangers will give Lincecum another shot in the Major Leagues, but not in the superstar role that the pitcher once was. He signed a one-year deal for $1 million, as he is expected to fulfill the closer role.