Separated at birth? Lincecum’s "twin" comes forward
For the past 48 hours, baseball fans everywhere have wondered if San Francisco Giants ace pitcher Tim Lincecum was trying to pull a fast one on his fans in a video that popped up on the Internet.
Now, the star of that video — a man who goes by the name of Luis — has come forward in another video to set the record straight:
Luis says he’s a cab driver and — like he pleaded in his first video (which went viral after it appeared on the Yahoo! Big League Stew sports blog) — he just wants one million dollars to “get started on the right feet.” In exchange for the dough, he’s ready to show Timmy a good time in his home country of Brazil.
Some people beg for money on street corners. Others in front of grocery stores or other public places. Luis, however, has taken his solicitation to the web. He obviously thinks the real Lincecum might actually give him a million dollars because he’s a rich baseball player and he’s got several million just laying around. (Psst. Hey Luis, here’s an idea. Get off your lazy ass and get a job, ya mooch.)
After seeing the first video, which was grainy and filmed in bad lighting, many viewers thought the doppelganger was actually Lincecum pulling off a prank (or maybe even fooling around with friends after smoking some pot). The audio track on the first clip was pretty lousy which made it even more questionable. See for yourself:
The accent that Luis the Cab Driver uses in the videos is clearly more realistic and believable in the second video.
So, while the mystery of whether this guy is Lincecum or not is pretty much solved — he’s not Timmy — one question remains: Why isn’t this guy marketing himself already? If Antoine Dodson and Keenan Cahill can do it, so can you, Luis. You never know, you just might get started on the right feet.