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#1 Tom Froemming

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Posted 17 June 2020 - 08:14 AM

William Aish, sports editor for El Nuevo Diario, Tweeted last night about a complicated situation involving Miguel Sano. Here's Hector Gomez, another Spanish-language sports reporter, providing a translation:

 

 

This is a developing story. Per Aish's original report, there will be a press conference later today.

 

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Posted 17 June 2020 - 08:22 AM

Here's a link to Aish's full report, which is in Spanish. Keep in mind that Google translate isn't always the most reliable thing, but here's how the first couple paragraphs of Aish's article translates to English:

 

"The player of the Minnesota Twins, Miguel Ángel Sanó, has been accused of alleged kidnapping and beating up young Raudy Omar Sánchez de la Cruz.

 

The attorney in charge of the case, Odalis Ramos, reported through a video published on the social networks of the communicator from San Pedro de Macorís, AbelQuezada.com, that Sanó and the calls (Billy, Chino and Tintin), kidnapped his client last 6 May, where the Major League Baseball player also wanted to hang him, allegedly alleging that Sánchez de la Cruz was involved in a rape of one of his brothers."

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Posted 17 June 2020 - 08:27 AM

I'd encourage people in this thread to tread very carefully in discussing what we know and what we think we know. There is a lot that is yet to be discovered on this story.  

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Posted 17 June 2020 - 08:31 AM

What goes on in the Dominican Republic is certainly something else. I remember Wilson Ramos' kidnapping years ago, and there's plenty of talk about how dangerous even driving in with road conditions and then additional factors. Would imagine there's some truth to something here, but would lean that it's probably not on Sano in being wrong.

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Posted 17 June 2020 - 08:39 AM

Maybe it’s time for Sano to consider not going back home to the DR, as sad as that sounds. Strange things continue to happen to him when he is back in his home country.
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Posted 17 June 2020 - 08:41 AM

Regardless of what happened or didn't happen. This off-season sucks.

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Posted 17 June 2020 - 09:00 AM

Where there is smoke does not necessarily mean there is fire. But, there always seems to be strange stories swirling around Miguel Sano. It is worrisome.

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Posted 17 June 2020 - 09:01 AM

I will tend to continue to believe Sano but I`d recommend to him to be careful where & w/ who hangs out especially now when he has a lot of unsupervised time on his hands. DR is a potentially dangerous place, just ask Ortiz.

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Posted 17 June 2020 - 09:13 AM

If Sano’s brother did get sexually assaulted by this man, I honestly don’t care what Miguel did to him. Child molesters are stains on this Earth. As sad as it sounds, I think he needs to get his family out of the DR
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Posted 17 June 2020 - 09:46 AM

 

What goes on in the Dominican Republic is certainly something else. I remember Wilson Ramos' kidnapping years ago, and there's plenty of talk about how dangerous even driving in with road conditions and then additional factors. Would imagine there's some truth to something here, but would lean that it's probably not on Sano in being wrong.

Ramos was in Venezuela, not the DR.

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Posted 17 June 2020 - 10:00 AM

Yeah... I've got nothing. Is this actual real life? Everything is just surreal.

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Posted 17 June 2020 - 10:03 AM

 

 

I will tend to continue to believe Sano but I`d recommend to him to be careful where & w/ who hangs out especially now when he has a lot of unsupervised time on his hands. DR is a potentially dangerous place, just ask Ortiz.

 

Didn't it eventually turn out that Papi wasn't even the target and he was confused for someone else? Or am I making that up in my head for some reason? Seems like stories like this have more twists and turns than a Tarantino movie.


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Posted 17 June 2020 - 10:39 AM

I'm just glad Sano restrained himself.


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Posted 17 June 2020 - 11:39 AM

So Sano kidnapped a guy he thinks was involved in a horrendous crime, beat him up and threatened to hang him....but he got the wrong guy? Or at least the victim's lawyer is saying that?

 

Yeesh. Let's hope all parts of this story are untrue.


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Posted 17 June 2020 - 12:07 PM

 

Maybe it’s time for Sano to consider not going back home to the DR, as sad as that sounds. Strange things continue to happen to him when he is back in his home country.

 

I have no idea how baseball visas work, but that may not be his choice.

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Posted 17 June 2020 - 12:32 PM

 

I have no idea how baseball visas work, but that may not be his choice.

 

Good call out. I don't know how they work either, but you're probably right that it's not his choice to travel back to the DR. 


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Posted 17 June 2020 - 12:52 PM

 

Ramos was in Venezuela, not the DR.

Good call, but I think quite a few of the parallels in these situations run similar.

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Posted 17 June 2020 - 01:45 PM

 

Good call out. I don't know how they work either, but you're probably right that it's not his choice to travel back to the DR. 

I would imagine players from other countries would need work visas. Not sure if there's a special one for baseball players. I pulled this from the State Department website just in case anyone was curious.

 

https://travel.state...rker-visas.html

 

I would imagine that ball players would fall under the "O" Category. It's for "Individual with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement".


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Posted 17 June 2020 - 03:39 PM

I'm not sure how to keep this to OP, other than work visa is definitely not to OP.... Please refrain from continuing hte visa discussion in this thread

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Posted 17 June 2020 - 04:44 PM

How many “situations” does this make for Sano now? Seems it’s one thing after another with this guy.
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