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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Unsafe at home: MLB’s Venezuelan stars fleeing country

The situation in Venezuela sounds awful.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 26, 2015 at 08:56 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: venezuela

Sunday, March 22, 2015

DallasNews: Big league dreams turn to nightmares for Venezuelan stars

The racket is simple. Grab the relative of a well-paid major league player and make off with some easy ransom money.

“This happens with everybody who has family there,” said Andrus, whose family lives in Maracay, the third-largest city in the country. “It’s easy for them to kidnap people and ask for money. And everybody knows how much money the players make. They can Google it. It’s just not safe. You have to take steps. It was pretty shocking, for sure.”

“He was pretty shaken up,” said Adrian Beltre, Andrus’ closest friend on the team. “It’s a scary thing.”

Andrus gives a few other quotes about the attempted kidnapping of his brother in this related link.

Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: March 22, 2015 at 03:06 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: elvis andrus, venezuela

Thursday, February 19, 2015

MLB.com: Rangers Sign Rougned Odor’s Younger Brother, Also Named Rougned Odor

Hope it’s not too confusing when he goes for a visa:

You met up-and-coming Rougned Odor last season when the 20-year-old middle infielder notched 100 hits in his rookie campaign for the Rangers. Now, meet Rougned Odor’s younger brother ... Rougned Odor. The younger Rougned Odor followed in his brother’s footsteps (something we’re sure he’s accustomed to by now) and inked a deal with the Rangers on Thursday.
.  .  .
The older Odor spoke to MLB.com about his brother’s signing, and pointed out that their names aren’t exactly the same: “We have different middle names,” Odor the Elder said.

Odor the Elder & Odor the Younger? It’s like the Middle Ages.

The Yankee Clapper Posted: February 19, 2015 at 11:06 PM | 57 comment(s)
  Beats: family, naming rights, signings, stupid names, texas rangers, venezuela

 

 

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