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Jose Mijares suspected of beng a hairorist

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Back in 1982 Pascual Perez was late for a game with the Braves when he kept circling the city on I-285, unable to find the stadium. That’s still the best reason I’ve ever heard for being late, but Twins’ pitcher Jose Mijares is probably in second place:

Lefthander Jose Mijares reported to camp on Tuesday after finally boarding a flight from Caracas, Venezuela to the United States.

Mijares said he tried to board a flight on Sunday but got caught up in a security check while the plane loaded and departed. According to Mijares, police were suspicious about some hair gel in his luggage.

Mijares was eventually allowed to take a later flight, but not until he was subjected to enhanced interrogation and admitted to the possession of vast quantities of weapons-grade Dippity-Do.