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Tim Lincecum gave the Braves the slip

Two-time Cy Young winner added a new wrinkle that Atlanta couldn't straighten out

Updated: October 8, 2010, 3:35 AM ET
By Jorge Arangure Jr. | ESPN The Magazine

SAN FRANCISCO -- There have always been reasons to doubt Tim Lincecum. His delivery was going to make him injury prone, he was too thin and, of course, many considered him too short, a trait that has been talked at length from the moment he arrived in the majors. Somehow, it's still remarkable and shocking to see how slight Lincecum appears in person.

Lincecum's legend, and really his appeal, was that he was a tiny, waifish player who could surprisingly zoom fastballs past hitters. But ...

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