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Kerry Wood gave his hands the Moises Alou treatment

Jun 7, 2012, 2:59 PM EDT

Kerry Wood AP

The recently retired Kerry Wood was on the Waddle & Silvy show today and got to talking about his teammates who provided leadership and stuff. One he mentioned: Moises Alou.  One of the hosts asks him about, well, Alou’s particular hand-preparation technique.

And Wood said he did it too. To deal with blister problems. “Peeing on my fingers was probably the least, like, amount of stuff I’ve done,” he said.  He said you’re willing to try anything when you’re having problems.  Go to around the 19 minute mark for the exchange.

Baseball ain’t always pretty, people.

(thanks to Anthony for the heads up)

  1. larryboodry - Jun 7, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    So much great stuff in this interview, and Craig chose to dwell on the Moises Alou angle. Sheesh.

  2. ajcardsfan - Jun 7, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    If peeing your hands is cool, then I’m Moises Alou!

    • savocabol1 - Jun 7, 2012 at 4:11 PM

      excellent comment. A+

  3. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Jun 7, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Sounds like a WIZ of an idea, I’d say.

  4. contraryguy - Jun 7, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    On one hand… urea is a component of some over-the-counter dry skin preparations, it might have some effectiveness; Wood’s just cutting out the middleman.

    On the other hand… you could just buy a cream for that.

  5. Jonny 5 - Jun 7, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    Everyone knows it’s only good to sooth jellyfish stings.

    • wlschneider09 - Jun 7, 2012 at 4:40 PM

      Actually, that doesn’t work so well.

  6. rasal68 - Jun 7, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Moises must be very proud to have a “treatment” named after him.

  7. jimbo75025 - Jun 7, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    Well, I am suddenly very glad I never got the chance to meet either Moises Alou or Kerry Wood during their playing careers and shake their hand………

  8. kappy32 - Jun 8, 2012 at 7:21 AM

    It probably wasn’t easy doing it, being a Wood & the lack of control issues. I wonder if Dicky & Wang do the same?

  9. hisgirlgotburrelled - Jun 8, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    the application still confuses me. if you pee on your hands it is going to splash back all over you. so do you pee in a cup and then pour it on your hands? do you keep a pee cup in your bathroom?… You’ve made millions, i’m sure you can afford to find a dermatologist to figure out a better solution.

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