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Old 06-10-2019, 09:33 AM
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Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz shot in back and hospitalized


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David Ortiz, known as "Big Papi," was a first baseman and designated hitter who made his Major League Baseball debut in 1997 and played 20 seasons before retiring in 2016. While Ortiz's Major League career began with the Minnesota Twins, he was best known for his 14 seasons in Boston with the Red Sox.

He is in stable condition, after having surgery.

What a day for Boston sports fans.

Good luck to Ortiz.
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:26 AM
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There is surveillance video of the shooting. Scary stuff, man. Multiple people have been detained. Sounds like Papi is out of danger, so that's a relief.
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"It was an act of hired killer (...) if we had known that there was a dangerous situation, he would not have been there at that moment
Ya think?
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:26 AM
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There are unsubstantiated stories that the hit was ordered by a Dominican drug boss in retaliation for Papi's messing with one of his women, and that there are armed guards in his Boston hospital room. Just sayin'.
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Apparently the Red Sox hired an air ambulance and set it down to DR to fly Papi back to Boston for medical care at Mass General.
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:34 AM
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Good for the Red Sox for stepping up and taking care of their own. I wish Papi a speedy recovery.
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We're all pulling for you Big Papi.
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:59 PM
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Gee, I wonder if Big Papi will make some sort of appearance at Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Wednesday - via video, maybe?

That should light the place right up.
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Saw a report somewhere today, can't remember where, the gunman says he got the wrong guy. Whoever put him up to it only described what the target was wearing. Makes sense, I really find it hard to belive there was a hit put out on Papi. Maybe it was the Steinbrenners, serving up a cold dish of revenge.
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Perhaps he never paid his dealer.
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