Tim Lincecum does simulated skydive in LA

July 23, 2010 7:02:51 AM PDT
Giants' pitcher Tim Lincecum took time off from defending his two consecutive Cy Young awards to defy gravity for a few minutes.

Lincecum visited the Universal City Skywalk while the Giants visited LA this week. Lincecum put on this helmet to go flying as part of a promotion for Red Bull.

"It was the first time for me so that was insane. A lot of wind, a lot of not in control. I couldn't understand what it would be like to fall out of a real plane or to feel like you're having to do something like that because that's -- I'm still kind of weirded out right now," said Lincecum.

Lincecum walked away from his adventure with a story or two to tell. The Giants' ace returns to the mound on Sunday in Phoenix when San Francisco wraps up its current series against Arizona.