View Full Version : Nats Catcher Kidnapped in Venezuela

11-09-2011, 10:14 PM
Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has been kidnapped, according to multiple media reports.
Details are scarce, but Ramos is a native of Venezuela, where abductions have reached a near-epidemic level. Typically, the wealthy are targeted. As a Major League baseball player, Ramos certainly fits that bill.
Ramos, 24, is expected to be the Nationals starting catcher next season.

Eek. :eek:

11-09-2011, 10:23 PM
Kidnappers there, he notes, mainly target males ages 20 to 40. "Fortunately," says Rappe, "in Venezuela we have nice malandros," or thugs. "Old men, women and children are still sacred here." The challenge for Chávez's government now is to make sure it at least stays that way.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1950227,00.html#ixzz1dGVOldfV

Thieves with a moral compass?????

11-09-2011, 10:31 PM
it said they like to target the wealthy.

11-12-2011, 11:01 AM
Good news.

Venezuelan police rescued Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos on Friday, two days after he was kidnapped, officials announced.Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos said his kidnapping ordeal left him unharmed physically but "very damaged" psychologically after he was rescued by Venezuelan security forces.

Read more: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/317430?eref=sircrc&eref=fromSI#ixzz1dVJvplsA

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/baseball/mlb/11/11/ramos-rescued.ap/index.html#ixzz1dVHOy9WV