May 23, 2010

Sunday Question

I was going to post a different question today, but that one is timeless, so it will come another day.

I learned upon waking up that Jose Lima died from a heart attack this morning. If I didn't have Twitter I wouldn't have known just how many people were saddened and shaken up by his death. He was only 37.

This week's question: What is your favorite Jose Lima moment?

9 comments:

  1. Game 3 of the 2004 NLDS when he pitched a complete game shutout for the Dodgers. A great game. He was unhittable that night.

    second, when he sang the National Anthem for the hometeam crowd in LA earlier that season.

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  2. His 2004 NLDS performance for the Dodgers. It was pretty much the only highlight for the Dodgers in that series. I was awfully proud of them that day. (I had a rare night off that day, so I was particularly pleased!)

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  4. Meeting him a couple of times in the minor leagues, after the best part of his career was over. A lot of guys might have been bitter to be back in AAA or indy ball after they had been All-Stars and won playoff games, but Lima genuinely seemed to enjoy playing baseball.

    As far as on-field moments, I'll go with his 2004 NLDS game.

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  5. Have a drink today for Lima Time.

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  6. I remember reading about him working his way back to the majors in an indepedent league (I think it was either a SI article or in Chris Coste's book). It saddens me to hear how young he died and how he never got back.

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  7. Seeing him play against my local team in the independant Atlantic League

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  8. I didn't see this earlier when I wrote my post on Lima, but when I was a kid he gave me a pack of Bazooka gum from his dugout at Tiger Stadium. Great memory.

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  9. How about favorite season?

    The season he won 21 games for the Houston Astros.

    I was much younger than and I would go NUTS for Lima Time.

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