Please Identify this Man

Mets pitcher Aaron Sele

Any idea who the above person belongs to?

He responds to the name “Aaron”, and seems capable of communicating in the English language. He’s been seen in the New York Mets bullpen on several occasions, usually just hanging around and spitting sunflower seeds. Occasionally, he’s seen performing various movements that resemble stretching exercises.

If you have any idea who this man is, and if he has a home to return to, please contact the New York Mets Baseball Club immediately. Thank you.

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  1. Walnutz15 July 3, 2007 at 1:19 pm
    Aaron Helmer Sele — he’s been known to take extended absences from the Met bullpen, and to our knowledge, was never administered a haircut from the rest of his teammates.

    Damn those family photos!

    What purpose does this man serve on the 2007 Mets? Honestly.

  2. joe July 3, 2007 at 1:29 pm
    SELE ! That’s it! I knew it was something like “seal” (as in Flipper), or “ceiling” (as in, he hit his a long time ago).

    You would think he’d teach someone else in the bullpen his curveball — it’s pretty much useless for him, but might benefit a guy who can rev the ball above 84 MPH.