It was one of the coolest things that I’ve ever been a part of in my baseball career,” Posey said. “It was special; it meant a lot.” “I was talking to someone and we just heard this uproar,” Lincecum said. “We thought a fight had broken out in the stands or something crazy. That was pretty awesome. I’m sure it was good for him and made him feel more welcome.
—Buster and Timmy on Buster being welcomed back (via sfgiantsgirl19)
Maybe there’s a lot of cloying sentiment behind this, but at least I’m proud of Giants fans for giving Tim Lincecum a standing ovation. He didn’t deserve a standing ovation for tonight, but he deserves a standing ovation for the season. Whatever’s gone wrong isn’t his fault. Heck, Lincecum deserves a standing ovation when he forgets to put his car in park, it rolls down a hill, and takes out six other cars. Because, hey, Lincecum.