Former University of Washington pitcher and current San Francisco Giant Tim Lincecum won his second-straight National League Cy Young award yesterday.
This guy likes to get stoned? Impossible.
The hardware comes a couple days after Zach Greinke took home the same honor in the American League. Combined, Lincecum and Greinke's victories constitute a trend: The slow devaluation of the win as the primary measure of a pitcher, a fancy way of saying that voters are getting smarter as baseball stats get more accurate.
More interesting, however, is the fact that two weeks ago Lincecum, a dead ringer for Mitch from "Dazed and Confused," was busted for pot possession while speeding down a highway in Southwest Washington. So which is more progressive: Voters overlooking Lincecum's low win total (he had three less than his closest rival, Adam Wainwright) or his hot-boxed Mercedes?