Tim Lincecum starts a brand new contest


One fortunate fan will get a chance to take swings off Tim Lincecumnext spring.

The Giants ace is challenging fans to a video competition in which they are asked to duplicate his unorthodox delivery on video for an opportunity to hit — or strike out, for that matter — against the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner at spring training next year.

The entry period for fans to submit their best version of the right-hander’s pitching motion began Tuesday and goes through Sept. 16. They can go to facebook.com/timlincecum.

Lincecum says the “Red Bull Ultimate” competition will be judged in multiple rounds based on creativity, originality, performance and skill level, and demonstrated passion for the sport and Lincecum.

Entries are limited to one per person.

Lincecum, the shaggy haired four-time All-Star, is 10-9 with a 2.69 ERA and 165 strikeouts this season for the reigning World Series champions.

This is a pretty cool idea by the Cy Young award winner. To set up a contest to try to get the best impersonation is genius and to be able to get an at-bat against him is even more genius! I think this is a ton of fun for the fans and more players need to do this. I’m not gonna lie, I think I am going to try to enter a video to see if I win because you might not want to ever miss out on an opportunity to face one of the best…

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