In case you don’t remember Melissa Lima, allow us to refresh your memory. Melissa is the young woman seen above with whom the Internet first became acquainted several years ago. At the time, Melissa was big news. I’m sure you can’t figure out why.
Melissa was the second wife of the late Jose Lima, and the two were married from 1996-2005. They have a child together, Jose Jr., who was born in 1999. They were divorced in 2005, and Jose later died in 2010, leaving behind six children by six women.
The photo you see above that went viral on the ‘net back in the early days of blogs was taken in 2004 when Jose, then with the Dodgers, sang the national anthem before a May game. I was working for the Dodgers that season and can tell you from personal experience that both Jose and Melissa were extremely nice and friendly. Very friendly.
The reason we bring up Melissa Lima’s name now is because she reportedly is engaged to be married to Roberto Clemente Jr. Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that the two were together at PNC Park on Sunday and that they’re set to be married in Houston soon. Congratulations to the two.
Forearm bash to Eye on Baseball