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(CNN)   Mother of Detroit pitcher kidnapped   (sportsillustrated.cnn.com ) divider line
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2004-09-02 04:59:30 PM  
wow
 
2004-09-02 04:59:56 PM  
Yankee Pitcher's talent kidnapped
 
2004-09-02 05:00:15 PM  
hope this results in a save
 
2004-09-02 05:00:18 PM  
That sucks
 
2004-09-02 05:00:55 PM  
Should be nothing to fear, but that can't be any kind of consolation. This is a typical fund-raising activity by terrorists, as it has been for millenia.

Good luck, Urbina. :)
 
2004-09-02 05:01:01 PM  
Sources report one of the men looked like George Steinbrenner.
 
2004-09-02 05:02:12 PM  
WTF!!!???
 
2004-09-02 05:02:31 PM  
Just tell her to stay away from the wood chipper ...
 
2004-09-02 05:02:35 PM  
i was tempted to test the filter but i didn't
 
2004-09-02 05:02:37 PM  
Bush's fault
 
2004-09-02 05:02:43 PM  
hate to be the grammar guy, but wouldn't that be momnapped?
 
2004-09-02 05:02:58 PM  
I hope he doesnt blow the rescue
 
2004-09-02 05:03:30 PM  
She wasn't even in Iraq! That kidnap people in other countries, too?
 
2004-09-02 05:04:35 PM  
didnt the pitching staff get kidnapped too? like ten years ago?

/just kidding, hope she's ok.
 
2004-09-02 05:04:43 PM  
[image from pajamashoppe.com too old to be available]
 
2004-09-02 05:04:52 PM  
Michael Jordan's father was kidnapped and was found murdered. Hope this ends better.
 
2004-09-02 05:05:01 PM  
docwizz wins.
 
2004-09-02 05:05:16 PM  
NeauxFear
Should be nothing to fear, but that can't be any kind of consolation. This is a typical fund-raising activity by terrorists, as it has been for millenia.
Good luck, Urbina. :)

nothing to fear? obviously, my friend, you've never been to south america...
 
2004-09-02 05:05:34 PM  
I'm surprised it doesn't happen more frequently in 3rd world countries. Its time those with the dough move their families elsewhere.
 
2004-09-02 05:05:37 PM  
One of the other kidnappers was reported to look like Osama. Bush hot on the trail. Will invade North Korea in response.
 
2004-09-02 05:07:05 PM  
Well, great, there goes my fantasy team.

Seriously, I hope this turns out well for Ugueth.
 
2004-09-02 05:10:23 PM  
You think the kidnappers make her drive them to soccer practice in her Volvo?
 
2004-09-02 05:12:27 PM  
No World Series champion for us, no mother for you!

Seriously though... she's probably being held for ransom. let's hope for the best.
 
2004-09-02 05:12:43 PM  
Thats some crazy stuff.

Michael Jordan's dad was not kidnapped he was robbed & killed.
 
2004-09-02 05:13:43 PM  
Glass infield.
 
2004-09-02 05:14:32 PM  
If Al Gore was our president, none of this would have happened.
 
2004-09-02 05:15:57 PM  
... ohh.. kay...
 
2004-09-02 05:18:44 PM  
The men took Maura Villareal from a house owned by Urbina in suburban Caracas on Wednesday, said Joel Rengifo, director of the country's anti-kidnapping police force.

These guys aren't doing their job very well
 
2004-09-02 05:19:16 PM  
I'm George W. Bush, and I approve of this message.

My fellow Americans, I am posting this message to let you know Caracas is now part of the axis of evil. I never liked that music instrument anyway. The tambourine is much cooler.
 
2004-09-02 05:20:56 PM  
TK_421
"I'm surprised it doesn't happen more frequently in 3rd world countries. Its time those with the dough move their families elsewhere."


Hmm. I had to Google to remember where Venezuela was, and saw it was right next to Columbia, where this type of shiat happens all the time. At least Uggie can afford to pay for her return, although I'm sure the kidnappers realize they are holding the goose that will lay their very large golden egg.


I hope they don't take her kidney and leave her in a tub of ice, with a note.

 
2004-09-02 05:20:56 PM  
LOL docwizz.

You are going straight to hell.
 
2004-09-02 05:20:56 PM  
This only happens to like hundreds of people daily...only matters when someone is famous
 
2004-09-02 05:23:32 PM  
2004-09-02 05:12:43 PM Earth138ad


Thats some crazy stuff.

Michael Jordan's dad was not kidnapped he was robbed & killed
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You beat me to it re Michael Jordan's dad.

I know this happens somewhat frequently in Mexico City. Some Mexican TV/soap star's sister was kidnapped.

Hope she's OK...
 
2004-09-02 05:25:26 PM  
Good luck, Urbina. Not good times.
 
2004-09-02 05:27:02 PM  
Who's Detroit Pitcher?
 
2004-09-02 05:27:32 PM  
You folks sure are quick to judge cultures that embrace kidnapping as a way to redistribute wealth.

Me too, but still.
 
2004-09-02 05:29:05 PM  
jrdncastillo - damn you ,you beat me to it.

/grammer naziism
 
2004-09-02 05:31:04 PM  
Kidnappings are stupid. They NEVER work.
 
2004-09-02 05:32:04 PM  
[image from pajamashoppe.com too old to be available]

Boy, I'd totally forgotten about that movie.
 
2004-09-02 05:33:49 PM  
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These men wanted for questioning.
 
2004-09-02 05:35:59 PM  
This is becoming very common in south america. Wealthy athletes have to hire constant security for their entire family.
 
2004-09-02 05:38:30 PM  
You think the kidnappers make her drive them to soccer practice in her Volvo?

Funniest thing I've read all day. Thanks!
 
2004-09-02 05:38:31 PM  
I'm thinking this may have been Hugo Chavez's thugs. He's been known to do these sorts of things with the activists who oppose him.

I pray she's released safe and unharmed.
 
2004-09-02 05:38:46 PM  
gnasche - she was still safer in South America than she would have been in Detroit.
 
2004-09-02 05:39:05 PM  
In South America they work like a charm. All they want is some money and they usually get it. Most big companies have money allocated each year for bribery, etc.. That's where much of it goes.
 
2004-09-02 05:42:27 PM  
Carcas!?

/stupid random comment
 
2004-09-02 05:42:42 PM  
docwizz. Classic lol
 
2004-09-02 05:44:43 PM  
Then the kidnappers are credited with the hold?
 
2004-09-02 05:46:43 PM  
Don't worry, this guy is on the case
[image from hometheaterhifi.com too old to be available]
 
2004-09-02 05:46:51 PM  
2004-09-02 05:20:56 PM skinink

I had to Google to remember where Venezuela was, and saw it was right next to Columbia


Columbia is a University. Unless you are referring to an enclave of guerillas next to the campus, the place you are talking about is Colombia.

/Geography-specific spelling Nazi
 
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