The Baseball Writers Association of America have awarded Zack Greinke, 26, and Tim Lincecum, 25, with the Cy Young awards for their respected leagues.
Kids these days… they can pitch that baseball pretty well.
To no one’s surprise whatsoever, Zack Greinke won the Cy Young for the American League. He had a phenomenal season on a lousy team where some of his many accomplishments include: not allowing a run in the first 24 innings of the season, pitched a hitless 4th inning with 2 strikeouts in his 1st All Star game, he followed up a 15+ strikeout game with a one-hitter, and posted an ERA of 2.16, the lowest in MLB. Not too shabby.
But he wasn’t the only young pitcher who had a terrific season on a team that failed to make the playoffs.
For the second year in a row, San Fransico’s Tim Lincecum won the Cy Young for the National League. This hasn’t happened since Randy Johnson won back-to-back awards. And Tim Lincecum isn’t even as tall. Lincecum has only been in the league three years. So far so good.
It is a shame that these awards are announced after the MLB season has ended and baseball goes into its winter hibernation. It can’t possibly take all this time to make such a decision, so why wait and rob these stars of the praise they worked so hard to earn? Because the Baseball Writers Association of America are slower than congress and probably want to extend their own season.
Congrats to Greinke and Lincecum… puttin’ the “young” in Cy Young!
Side note: Tim Lincecum and Michael Phelps have smoked pot, and apologized. But really both are pretty f***ing successful, so it may be time to examine how harmful marijuana actually is.
Also posted on National Lampoon’s Splog