Tim Lincecum, 2008 National League Cy Young
If you haven’t heard by now, you have been probably living in a cave for the past 3 hours, or you’re just not an avid of a Giant’s fan as I am. Either way, Lincecum has won the 2008 NL Cy Young Award by a landslide. He received 23 of 32 first place votes for 137 points with Brandon Webb a far second, followed by Johan Santana. It’s great when your favorite player wins such a huge award. Now all his cards will probably skyrocket on eBay so I will probably be avoiding that for a while (unless it’s Sunday). He now joins Mike McCormick as the only San Francisco Giant to win the award. I’m so elated, there is nothing else to write. I will leave you all with links to all the articles detailing his historic win.
First e-mailed to me by Mario from Wax Heaven, Tim is now also the poster boy for MLB 2K9 the video game. You can find the article here.
NL Cy Young Award Contest (Update):
Nobody hit the nail on the head in terms of points, but the closest person was TheJaw with a guess of 128 points. Jim Hansen had a guess of 140 points and 22 1st place votes (off by only 3 and 1 respectively), but unfortunately, due to the upheaval of “rules are rules,” he sent his answer in a couple days past the deadline. TheJaw send me an e-mail to claim your prize with your address and I’ll get that out ASAP. Congratulations!