When I saw this skelton on Cortland, near the Mission, it immediately evoked thoughts of Tim Lincecum, but then I looked at Tim Lincecum’s pitching motion on a bunch of youtube videos and could not decide on the leg kick. It might be Juan Marichal.
There are few things in a generation that are so iconic that a mere image of it evokes the person. There was the moonwalk from Michael Jackson. In baseball, there was the high leg kick of Juan Marichal, and more recently the funky throwing motion of Tim Lincecum.
The Freak as he is known is unconventional and his pitching motion is so unique that as mere skelton might evoke images of him. It is well deserved. In the past few season Tim Lincecum has compiled an incredible pitching record and won two Cy Youngs awards. Juan Marichal was also an outstanding Giants pitcher with a unique throwing motion. It would be harder to look at a skelton and conjure up images of Matt Cain or Jonathan Sanchez.