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Moises Alou on milk carton

The New York Mets Baseball Club is trying to locate a 40-year-old male with the innate ability to hit a fastball. He answers to the name Moises Rojas Alou and was last seen wearing a white, blue, and orange uniform on the evening of May 12th near the vicinity of 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing, Queens, NY. He has light-brown skin, dark brown eyes, speaks with an accent that reflects his hispanic background, has several visual scars on his knees, a swollen lip, and his hands may smell of urine.

If you think you may have seen Mr. Alou, please contact Omar Minaya or Willie Randolph of the New York Mets Baseball Club at (718) 507-8499.

Thank you.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. sincekindergarten June 14, 2007 at 5:22 pm
    Joe, this is a riot. I’m the one who emailed Matt over at Metsblog with this. You do realize that you came very close to owing me a new keyboard and a new monitor, both at work . . .
  2. joe June 14, 2007 at 9:33 pm
    Thanks for the support, buddy!

    No problem, I have more keyboards and monitors than I know what to do with — you may consider yourself well-stocked through eternity.

  3. debmc June 15, 2007 at 8:44 am
    Hilarious, buddy! GaryG from FU pointed me over here, and I cannot believe how funny this is.

    Why just the other day, we were joking about pictures of missing hamsters on….. well, never mind. LOL So in light of that, it’s so funny to see this here.

    Honestly, I’m sending all the FU folks over here to get a look at this.

    Thanks for a much needed and hearty laugh, Joe!

  4. joe June 15, 2007 at 10:29 am
    deb, when things get this bad, all you can do is make light (or skim?) of the situation. thanks for the support!
  5. JimmyJ June 15, 2007 at 4:04 pm
    Thanks. I needed a good laugh after watching the Dodgers series. Lets hope the Mets show some heart this weekend.
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  7. isuzudude October 17, 2007 at 3:40 pm
    The caption is funny…BUT (you know it was coming)…

    wasn’t a lengthy injury hiatus projected, and perhaps expected, when Alou was signed over the offseason? Although it was done in fun, I don’t think this satire is fair to Omar b/c we all knew what the Mets were getting into when they brought Alou in yet no one cried foul about the signing when it was made.

  8. joe October 17, 2007 at 4:20 pm
    Have to disagree a bit. I think that Omar was figuring that Alou would be available for somewhere between 100-125 games. Had he known it would have been less than 90, the salary might have been smaller.
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