Tim Lincecum flew into his old home Thursday night and entered the visiting clubhouse at the Oakland Coliseum at 3:50 p.m. Friday. He found his locker in the far corner, where it had always been when he pitched in interleague rivalries as a San Francisco Giant, and started to greet many men he had never met.
Here, at 1 p.m. Saturday, he will face the Oakland Athletics in his first major league start in 51 weeks. Asked whether he felt nervous or excited for his Angels debut, Lincecum laughed.
“I’ve got all of that going on right now,” he said. “I’m nervous about being with a new team and showing what I’ve got. I’m trying to live up to my own expectations, though.”