Tim Lincecum hasn't formally retired yet, still trying to find his way


Tim Lincecum is a hard man to find.

Aside from freak sightings in which Lincecum is sporting frosted tips, no one has heard much from him the last few years.

But on Sunday, the former Giants ace returned to China Basin for Bruce Bochy's final game as manager.

After the long, emotional postgame ceremony for Bochy, Lincecum offered some insight into what he's been up to.

"I'm trying to transition," Lincecum told NBC Sports Bay Area's Amy Gutierrez. "I think the hardest part was coming to grips with who I was after baseball, and I haven't even done it fully yet. I haven't formally retired. I'm not sure if I'm going to or not. So, with that, I'm just trying to find my way, going through a little bit of family stuff a few years ago, so that put perspective on things. Yeah, I'm just trying to find my way."

Lincecum's presence at Oracle Park on Sunday became public knowledge before the game started. He was in a luxury suite with 2010 World Series hero Brian Wilson. But no one knew if Lincecum would be part of the postgame festivities or if he would speak to anyone.

In the end, Lincecum was the last player to enter through center field and he received one of the loudest ovations of the day.

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It was an unforgettable day for Giants fans. They said goodbye to their beloved manager, but they got to see all of their favorite former players in one place.

Hopefully for Lincecum, the reception he got on Sunday will help him find a bit of closure.

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