As anyone who watched today’s semifinal matchup between Korea and Venezuela knows, the Korean national baseball team is good. Ridiculously good.  Korea utterly dismantled a Venezuelan team chock-full of major league superstars, putting on a show of power, patience, good pitching and outstanding defense. Meanwhile Venezuela cracked under the pressure, making 5 errors including an […]

With the winter meetings over, the hall of fame debates dying down, and all the interesting free agents already signed, we figured there’s no better way to liven up the early January baseball doldrums than with a Jose Lima update! After going 0-3 with an 8.79 ERA in four starts for the Mets in 2006, […]

… he grabbed his right foot, placed it on top of his left leg and proceeded to hop and hop. Apparently, there’s an explanation for this… after the jump, of course.

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