We feel like we write this every few months, but this time it looks like it's for real. Yes, the Jose Lima Era in baseball appears to have actually ended.
Lima was released by Korea's Kia Tigers yesterday, and that should just about wrap this up.
The final straw apparently came Tuesday evening against the LG Twins, a game in which he surrendered eight runs on eight hits in just 3 2/3 innings. Kia is currently in last place having won just four of 15 games. He leaves Korea not having won a single game, as the headline on the Korean Web portal Naver gleefully reads: "Not one win gathered...Lima is Kicked Out!"
This means a goodbye not only to Lima Time, but also Lima's wife. Though he can still sing the national anthem with her, right? Right?
Lima Time Comes To An Abrupt End [East Wind Up Chronicle]