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NFT: David Ortiz shot in the leg in DR

BeckShepEli : 6/9/2019 10:14 pm
Per local news in the DR. Condition is unknown.
WTF  
kes722 : 6/9/2019 10:36 pm : link
Is happening in the DR.... tourist are dropping like flies and now Ortiz?
Hopefully the police investigation finds not only the shooter,  
Mad Mike : 6/9/2019 10:49 pm : link
but whoever spiked Papi's milkshakes with PED's back in 2003.
RE: WTF  
DCOrange : 6/9/2019 10:55 pm : link
In comment 14467780 kes722 said:
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Is happening in the DR.... tourist are dropping like flies and now Ortiz?


It has always been a shit place - why Americans feel the need to go to the resorts there (when they will never exit the premises) over FLA or safer places is amazing. Oh wait - all inclusive free cheap booze to make one feel cool. Ridiculous.
Apparently he was shot in the back  
allstarjim : 6/9/2019 11:15 pm : link
Bullet exited through his stomach. He's in surgery and that's all the news that I've been able to find. Terrible.

Hopefully he'll be ok, but the latest news seems more grim than just a bullet to the leg.

Not that it matters so much because any innocent hurt in a senseless act of violence is a tragedy, but obviously a lot of people, particularly from the D.R., adore Big Papi. Just awful news.
Per Yahoo news  
Eman11 : 6/9/2019 11:15 pm : link
He was shot in the lower back and the bullet exited through his stomach. Iin surgery but expected to recover.
attempted robbery  
stoneman : 6/9/2019 11:18 pm : link
bling
There's supposed video on twitter.  
Mad Mike : 6/9/2019 11:23 pm : link
Hard to see anything, but it's a pretty chaotic scene.
RE: There's supposed video on twitter.  
Anakim : 6/9/2019 11:30 pm : link
In comment 14467801 Mad Mike said:
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Hard to see anything, but it's a pretty chaotic scene.

You can see the shot going off in the top middle of the screen - ( New Window )
My  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 6/9/2019 11:38 pm : link
dad lived down in the DR for years. Violent crime, including murder, is common place. People got shot outside of his walled compound all of the time.
RE: There's supposed video on twitter.  
moespree : 6/9/2019 11:52 pm : link
In comment 14467801 Mad Mike said:
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Hard to see anything, but it's a pretty chaotic scene.


Seems more like an attempted hit rather than an attempted robbery. Shot him in the back and it doesn't appear that he tried to rob him based on that video. Just shot him in the back.
RE: RE: WTF  
MyNameIsMyName : 6/10/2019 1:10 am : link
In comment 14467783 DCOrange said:
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In comment 14467780 kes722 said:


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Is happening in the DR.... tourist are dropping like flies and now Ortiz?



It has always been a shit place - why Americans feel the need to go to the resorts there (when they will never exit the premises) over FLA or safer places is amazing. Oh wait - all inclusive free cheap booze to make one feel cool. Ridiculous.


Maybe people like the beautiful beaches, and a relaxing vacation. All inclusives make you feel cool? Lmao, wow
RE: RE: WTF  
flycatcher : 6/10/2019 7:32 am : link
In comment 14467783 DCOrange said:
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In comment 14467780 kes722 said:


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Is happening in the DR.... tourist are dropping like flies and now Ortiz?



It has always been a shit place - why Americans feel the need to go to the resorts there (when they will never exit the premises) over FLA or safer places is amazing. Oh wait - all inclusive free cheap booze to make one feel cool. Ridiculous.

Heís from there.
Yep it looks like a hit and not a robbery  
Jints in Carolina : 6/10/2019 7:55 am : link
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That's definitely..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 6/10/2019 8:02 am : link
not a robbery unless the assailant thought money might fly of his pockets from the gunshot.

He shoots and walks away.
RE: That's definitely..  
Jints in Carolina : 6/10/2019 8:04 am : link
In comment 14467861 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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not a robbery unless the assailant thought money might fly of his pockets from the gunshot.

He shoots and walks away.


Yep...that looked like a hit.
It's  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 6/10/2019 8:22 am : link
also not uncommon for DR police to shoot local criminals right out in the open without trial.
If that was a hit  
pjcas18 : 6/10/2019 8:22 am : link
and it sure looks like it, why shoot in the back?

He was at close range. that's double-tap head shot range.
RE: If that was a hit  
Jints in Carolina : 6/10/2019 8:29 am : link
In comment 14467881 pjcas18 said:
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and it sure looks like it, why shoot in the back?

He was at close range. that's double-tap head shot range.


maybe not the sharpest tool in the shed?
RE: Hopefully the police investigation finds not only the shooter,  
Harvest Blend : 6/10/2019 8:38 am : link
In comment 14467782 Mad Mike said:
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but whoever spiked Papi's milkshakes with PED's back in 2003.


You had to figure they'd be at least one.
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DCOrange : 6/10/2019 8:54 am : link
In comment 14467854 flycatcher said:
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In comment 14467783 DCOrange said:


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In comment 14467780 kes722 said:
I was not referring to Ortiz - just Americans in general. Nothing but bad things happening there and it has not just started - just getting a lot of news play now.

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Is happening in the DR.... tourist are dropping like flies and now Ortiz?



It has always been a shit place - why Americans feel the need to go to the resorts there (when they will never exit the premises) over FLA or safer places is amazing. Oh wait - all inclusive free cheap booze to make one feel cool. Ridiculous.


Heís from there.
RE: Hopefully the police investigation finds not only the shooter,  
Bill L : 6/10/2019 9:05 am : link
In comment 14467782 Mad Mike said:
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but whoever spiked Papi's milkshakes with PED's back in 2003.

Geezus. Don't be an ass.
RE: If that was a hit  
section125 : 6/10/2019 9:12 am : link
In comment 14467881 pjcas18 said:
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and it sure looks like it, why shoot in the back?

He was at close range. that's double-tap head shot range.


Maybe a message. Maybe he was being blackmailed and refused.
RE: RE: If that was a hit  
pjcas18 : 6/10/2019 9:17 am : link
In comment 14467940 section125 said:
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In comment 14467881 pjcas18 said:


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and it sure looks like it, why shoot in the back?

He was at close range. that's double-tap head shot range.



Maybe a message. Maybe he was being blackmailed and refused.


Just playing devil's advocate. that video was available along with the initial reports that said it was a robbery attempt.

So, without any context besides that video it sure doesn't look like it was a robbery, Ortiz has his back to the guy.

So, maybe there is context we don't have that the guy tried to rob Ortiz and came back pissed off.

But why report it as a robbery? Early incident incorrect conclusion? Certainly possible, happens all the time these days.

Or maybe there was a prior altercation/incident we don't know about yet.

that's my only point.

If that guy was an assassin, even a bad one, Ortiz would be dead (without being an assassin expert I feel comfortable saying that based on distance and situation). It's pretty amazing he's not dead.
Awful  
Percy : 6/10/2019 9:38 am : link
Just plain awful. Lucky to be alive. Hope he recovers and stays the hell out of the DR from here on in.
RE: Awful  
section125 : 6/10/2019 9:51 am : link
In comment 14467982 Percy said:
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Just plain awful. Lucky to be alive. Hope he recovers and stays the hell out of the DR from here on in.


He's a citizen of the DR. How is he going to stay out of his home country?
DR is a dangerous, dangrous  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 6/10/2019 9:56 am : link
country.
Went to DR last summer  
BIG FRED 1973 : 6/10/2019 9:59 am : link
for the first time .It was a cool experience .The hotel took us to a huge old church and shopping mall about an hour outside of Puta Cana .Going there in the Mini Bus and driving through some of the towns I could not believe how crazy the drivers were .They just didnít give a shit .I never saw anything like it .It was nuts .Guys on mopeds were cutting off cars and buses .Guys in cars were cutting off people on mopeds who ride with no helmets lol .It truly has to be seen to be believed .Also I saw a lot of baseball complexes .I donít think they were MLB affiliated but they looked like training centers .On the way back after we left the mall and were driving back to Puta Cana we passed an open field and there looked to be like 10 houses close together where people were living but it was kind of strange because it looked like the houses belonged in mountains and not five minutes from a shopping mall and town where there tons of people where. These people were washing their clothes in the water and there were no tv antennas on top those houses .It was strange lol

RE: DR is a dangerous, dangrous  
Greg from LI : 6/10/2019 10:12 am : link
In comment 14467998 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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country.


No more dangerous than New Orleans or Chicago, though
Lol to making wild assumptions about a whole country  
Zeke's Alibi : 6/10/2019 10:17 am : link
Based on one incident. I mean we've had two incidents in the past two years here were like 50 people were killed. Better stay out America.
.  
Jints in Carolina : 6/10/2019 10:58 am : link
David Ortizís assistant on Ortizís injuries: ďHad to remove parts of the intestines and the colon and remove the gallbladder, and his liver was also damaged."
That..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 6/10/2019 11:01 am : link
doesn't sound very good at all
RE: Lol to making wild assumptions about a whole country  
TommyWiseau : 6/10/2019 11:02 am : link
In comment 14468019 Zeke's Alibi said:
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Based on one incident. I mean we've had two incidents in the past two years here were like 50 people were killed. Better stay out America.


I guess you have not followed the news lately in regards to tourists in the country.
RE: RE: Lol to making wild assumptions about a whole country  
Zeke's Alibi : 6/10/2019 11:44 am : link
In comment 14468066 TommyWiseau said:
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Based on one incident. I mean we've had two incidents in the past two years here were like 50 people were killed. Better stay out America.



I guess you have not followed the news lately in regards to tourists in the country.


Yeh it seems like some sicko is poisoning people. Serial killers aren't unique to DR. Neither is a country entirely dependent on tourism downplaying it. Some couple came back after falling violently sick after being exposed to some sort of pesticide. So we still don't even know if its nefarious.
RE: RE: Lol to making wild assumptions about a whole country  
Rflairr : 6/10/2019 11:48 am : link
In comment 14468066 TommyWiseau said:
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In comment 14468019 Zeke's Alibi said:


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Based on one incident. I mean we've had two incidents in the past two years here were like 50 people were killed. Better stay out America.



I guess you have not followed the news lately in regards to tourists in the country.


Heís just saying, this country is more dangerous. And heís right
RE: DR is a dangerous, dangrous  
Carson53 : 6/10/2019 11:49 am : link
In comment 14467998 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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country.
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So is Venezuela, Thairo Estrada got shot in the hip there.
It has happened multiple times over the years there with ballplayers.
I recall a few years back, there was one ballplayer kidnapped for a few days, luckily he was uninjured.
I don't particularly care for Ortiz,
but I am glad he is going to be okay from the reports.
RE: RE: RE: Lol to making wild assumptions about a whole country  
Zeke's Alibi : 6/10/2019 11:54 am : link
In comment 14468103 Rflairr said:
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In comment 14468019 Zeke's Alibi said:


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Based on one incident. I mean we've had two incidents in the past two years here were like 50 people were killed. Better stay out America.



I guess you have not followed the news lately in regards to tourists in the country.



Heís just saying, this country is more dangerous. And heís right


I wasn't necessarily saying that. The US is safer as a whole. I was talking more how people grab onto a news story or two and now that becomes the narrative for the whole shebang. Its why people believe that this country is more dangerous now than in the past which the numbers say the complete opposite.
Well, yeah.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 6/10/2019 11:57 am : link
Obviously we have gun problems in this country too. That's not earthshattering news.
Im hearing rumors  
JoeyBigBlue : 6/10/2019 12:10 pm : link
That itís over a girl he was having an affair with. The boyfriend wasnt happy and tried to gun him down. He was caught at the bar, and patrons beat the shit out of him. Heís in police custody now and will be charged with murder.

Edit  
JoeyBigBlue : 6/10/2019 12:11 pm : link
Should be attempted murder.
RE: Im hearing rumors  
Zeke's Alibi : 6/10/2019 12:36 pm : link
In comment 14468130 JoeyBigBlue said:
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That itís over a girl he was having an affair with. The boyfriend wasnt happy and tried to gun him down. He was caught at the bar, and patrons beat the shit out of him. Heís in police custody now and will be charged with murder.


This makes a lot more sense, but something I will never understand. Like bro you aren't even married just break up with her. Even if they were married I doubt the DR is like America will you'll be forced to give her half your shit.
There  
DanMetroMan : 6/10/2019 12:37 pm : link
are multiple videos of this guy getting his ass kicked into a bloody mess floating around.
RE: RE: DR is a dangerous, dangrous  
Jints in Carolina : 6/10/2019 12:40 pm : link
In comment 14468106 Carson53 said:
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country.

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So is Venezuela, Thairo Estrada got shot in the hip there.
It has happened multiple times over the years there with ballplayers.
I recall a few years back, there was one ballplayer kidnapped for a few days, luckily he was uninjured.
I don't particularly care for Ortiz,
but I am glad he is going to be okay from the reports.


Wilson Ramos was the one kidnapped.
I guess...  
FatMan in Charlotte : 6/10/2019 12:44 pm : link
OK is in the eye of the beholder:

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I don't particularly care for Ortiz,
but I am glad he is going to be okay from the reports.


Not having part of an intestine or colon is probably preferable to death, but I wouldn't call it OK.
RE: Im hearing rumors  
pjcas18 : 6/10/2019 12:46 pm : link
In comment 14468130 JoeyBigBlue said:
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That itís over a girl he was having an affair with. The boyfriend wasnt happy and tried to gun him down. He was caught at the bar, and patrons beat the shit out of him. Heís in police custody now and will be charged with murder.


this makes a lot more sense than a robbery and his extensive injuries also make a lot more sense than "is doing fine" as initially reported (or however they worded it) - that sounds pretty serious.
RE: Im hearing rumors  
short lease : 6/10/2019 2:23 pm : link
In comment 14468130 JoeyBigBlue said:
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That itís over a girl he was having an affair with. The boyfriend wasnt happy and tried to gun him down. He was caught at the bar, and patrons beat the shit out of him. Heís in police custody now and will be charged with murder.


I heard the same thing. The Cops had to wait for the assailant to get hospital treatment before they could take him into custody. Good.
NYPOST  
DanMetroMan : 6/10/2019 3:08 pm : link
Authorities in the Dominican Republic believe David Ortiz was shot by two police officers hired by a drug lord who thought the former Red Sox slugger was having an affair with his wife, according to a report.

Three law enforcement sources have confirmed the motive to the Daily Mail. The local drug lord has not been identified.

Police have so far arrested Eddy Feliz Garcia but the probe is ongoing, the news outlet reported.

Ortiz, who is recovering from surgery ó in which parts of his intestines and colon, as well as his gallbladder, were removed ó is married to Tiffany Ortiz and has three children.

It was unclear if his family was with him in the capital of Santo Domingo, where he was ambushed Sunday at the Dial Bar and Lounge, according to the Daily Mail.

Ortiz, who also suffered liver damage, will be flown from the Dominican Republic to a hospital in Boston as soon as possible aboard a Red Sox jet, according to ESPN.
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