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Nats catcher kidnapped

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Just came over Twitter from Rafael Rojas, who covers the Rockies. Wilson Ramos kidnapped at his home in Venezuela.

    This is the event every Latin American ballplayer feared would happen.
  2. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    I sort of do, yet part of me also doesn't understand why any player would ever go back home to Venezuela as soon as he has even a few dollars.
  3. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Some of the younger guys go back to play winter ball (Ramos' team is tweeting about this in espanol).

    Surprised this never happened before. So scary.
  4. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member


    Just popped up on Facebook.
  5. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    It kind of has before. Ugueth Urbina (former closer/reliever for Phillies and Tigers) had a family member kidnapped and held for ransom. Think it was his mother, but can't remember for sure.

    Urbina is now in prison (also forget the reason).
  6. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    It was Urbina's mother.

    He's in prison for attacking a guy with a machete and dousing him in gasoline (attempted murder).
  7. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    It happened to another player too. I think he was from Colombia. Those guys are vulnerable to crap like this.
  8. Yorvit Torrealba's son was kidnapped in Venezuela a couple of years ago.

  9. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Surprised this didn't get more run in the past 48 hours, but he's reportedly safe.

  10. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    Just got the Washington Post news alert that Ramos has been rescued! Great news. If I get a link, I'll post it.
  11. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Sorry this isn't a link to The Post.

  12. Interesting interview of being an American and playing winter ball in Venezuela.

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