After the San Francisco Giants finished off the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday night in Game 6 to advance to their first World Series since the little earthquake incident, the big question was about Tim Lincecum. He faced three batters in a relief appearance and many wondered about his availability as a starter for the final round.

I fully expect to make the start,” Lincecum said. “It’s not like they told me to get ready for Game 1. They just said, ‘Get ready for your next start.’ So I think that’s what they’re talking about, yeah.”

We’re sure it’s something he can worry about in a day or so. As for Saturday night, he probably just was looking forward to a big, huge bowl filled with Homboldt County’s finest.

“This is unbelievable,” Lincecum said. “It’s pretty surreal. You dream about these things when you’re a kid. You even dream about them when you’re a Major League Baseball player. These things are finally coming to fruition, coming together. When all the pieces come together at once it’s a pretty awesome sight to see, especially with this group of players.”