Everybody in the universe wants to know about Jose Mesa’s hands, so here is the scoop:
Jose Mesa has plain old ordinary hands with five fingers.
Antonio Alfonseca, also a middle reliever for the Phillies, has six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot. This is referred to as polydactyly. It has no effect on his pitching because the extra finger does not touch the ball, but it probably does make him look dainty while drinking wine or a bit of tea. People sometimes refer to Alfonseca as the Octopus.
Jose Mesa does not have extra fingers.