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#1 notoriousgod71

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 08:14 PM

at an amusement park in DR.


#2 Vanimal46

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 08:30 PM


#3 TheLeviathan

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 08:33 PM

I hope he's in the clear and a speedy recovery.  

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 09:59 PM

Poverty makes men desperate. A lot of desperate people in the Caribbean. I hope they patch up Ortiz quickly and well. 

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:23 AM



Also, now it sounds like it was attempted murder instead of a robbery gone wrong.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:35 AM

Man, I get that the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, etc. are home to these guys, and always will be, but it just seems like bad things happen during off-seasons and retirements. 

 

Granted, senseless violence, car crashes, and the like can happen anywhere, but the rate seems disproportionately high in some of these places.


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 10:35 AM

 



Also, now it sounds like it was attempted murder instead of a robbery gone wrong.

 

Yeah, the surveillance tape of the shooting clearly shows that it was not an attempted robbery. Ortiz is lucky to be alive.

 

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 10:48 AM

Instead of wringing our hands and deploring the conditions in their home countries, perhaps we should support private efforts to improve their economies.Also, Prayer never hurts.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:06 AM

Ah yes, prayer ... the solution to everything.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:20 AM

 

Instead of wringing our hands and deploring the conditions in their home countries, perhaps we should support private efforts to improve their economies.Also, Prayer never hurts.

 

Ah yes, prayer ... the solution to everything.

Moderator's note: One person brings up prayer, another immediately shoots down the thought. The tangent stops here.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:33 AM

Holy crap ... missed this part about the perp the first time I read the ESPN story about it: "was captured and beaten by a crowd of people at the bar."

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:40 AM



Safe travels back to the US, Big Papi!
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 02:32 PM

This is a bizarre story.
The Daily Mail is reporting that he was shot by two police officers, who were ordered to kill him by a drug kingpin, in retaliation for allegedly sleeping with his wife.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 02:44 PM

This is a bizarre story.
The Daily Mail is reporting that he was shot by two police officers, who were ordered to kill him by a drug kingpin, in retaliation for allegedly sleeping with his wife.


That sounds like an Onion story. A group of people at that bar captured one of the shooters and handed him over to the police after getting a few kicks to his dome. The Daily Mail is reporting fake news.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 02:50 PM

 



Safe travels back to the US, Big Papi!

Used to be the Twins private plane. Abandoned due to what were considered major mechanical issues at the time. Works great now, though.

 

(but only joking because Papi is stable...good to see him get safe!)

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#16 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:09 PM

That sounds like an Onion story. A group of people at that bar captured one of the shooters and handed him over to the police after getting a few kicks to his dome. The Daily Mail is reporting fake news.


I can understand being skeptical, until another outlet reports it as well, but how can you possibly be close enough to the situation to definitively call it "fake news"?

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:11 PM

I can understand being skeptical, until another outlet reports it as well, but how can you possibly be close enough to the situation to definitively call it "fake news"?


It's just so outlandish compared to the other updates I've read so far. Oh well, we'll find out soon enough what happened.

#18 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:23 PM

It's just so outlandish compared to the other updates I've read so far. Oh well, we'll find out soon enough what happened.


Yeah, it's incredibly bizarre. But, there is no news story bizarre enough to be out of the reach of human capacity.
FWIW, the Daily Mail is citing 3 separate sources within Dominican law enforcement, and several mainstream media outlets seem to be comfortable citing the Daily Mail report, including NBC Sports.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 04:17 PM

Sounds like a movie plot.


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:06 PM

 

This is a bizarre story.
The Daily Mail is reporting that he was shot by two police officers, who were ordered to kill him by a drug kingpin, in retaliation for allegedly sleeping with his wife.

Could well be true, and could be we won't know for sure, but the CNN account says those claims are false. Well, the police officers being involved part. It doesn't say anything about the drug kingpin ordering the hit.

 

https://www.cnn.com/...blic/index.html

 

'"Our institution has no link to the event which occurred in the club Dial in the Venezuela Avenue, yesterday Sunday," National Police said in a news release.

They cautioned the public against speculation and the spread of false information.'

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