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Dec
08

Venezuelan Kidnappers Are Greedy


Henry Blanco, the backup catcher for the Chicago Cubs the last 4 years, had tragedy visited upon his family when the body of his brother was found yesterday in Venezuela. Carlos Simon Blanco Sanchez was kidnapped Sunday and was being held for a ransom of 200 million Venezeualan Bolivares, which comes out to approximately $93 million. I don’t know what they think backup catchers make down there in Venezuela, but according to baseball-reference, Blanco has for his entire 11 year career made about $12.5 million, so I don’t understand how they could expect him to come up with that sum.

Next time kidnappers, just make a quick stop over at baseball-reference. That’s baseball-reference.com for ALL your kidnapping ransom needs.


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