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Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:03 pm

If this is true he is a certifyable nutcase.

By Matthew Robinson

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - U.S. Major League baseball pitcher and Venezuelan national Ugueth Urbina denied on Tuesday allegations by several employees on his ranch he attacked them with machetes and set fire to them.

The employees charge Urbina, a relief pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies who has played under million-dollar contracts, assaulted them on October 15 on his ranch in Ocumare del Tuy in the south of Caracas.

The workers say Urbina and associates attacked them with machetes, poured gasoline and paint thinner on them and then burned them after a party when a gun was discovered missing, according to local media reports.

It is unclear if a gun was involved in the incident.

"What I can say is that I have nothing to do with that and I came here to face my responsibilities," Urbina told reporters upon arriving at the Attorney General's office in Caracas.

Urbina, a star relief pitcher for the 2003 World Series champion Florida Marlins, has not been charged by police. Prosecutors said they wanted to hear his version of what happened at the ranch.

"They are only looking for justice to be done," said Antonio Molina, lawyer for the victims told reporters. He denied the victims were just looking to be paid off.

But Urbina, whose mother was taken hostage for five months last year by kidnappers demanding $6 million, told reporters on Tuesday that famous people were often targeted by criminals or people seeking cash in the South American nation.

"We are always targets of someone," he said.

Urbina's mother was rescued in February at an abandoned tourist campsite in southeast Bolivar state after a gun battle between the abductors and 30 police officers.

Dozens of Venezuelans play professional baseball in the United States. Two years ago, armed thieves robbed a baseball training camp operated by the Seattle Mariners in Venezuela's Carabobo state.



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Postby Half Massed » Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:42 pm

That's quite the charge. Attacking someone with machettes and burning them...whoa.
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Postby StlSluggers » Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:06 pm

After the whole "kidnap your mom to get money" thing, I'll hold my decision until their judicial system can comb through the evidence.
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Postby Red Stripe » Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:07 pm

I guess he just couldn't take the fact that his name was Ugueth Urbina anymore.
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Postby go_jays_go » Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:10 pm

Red Stripe wrote:I guess he just couldn't take the fact that his name was Ugueth Urbina anymore.


Must have been it. I mean, with the initials UU? :-°
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Postby Red Stripe » Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:18 pm

go_jays_go wrote:
Red Stripe wrote:I guess he just couldn't take the fact that his name was Ugueth Urbina anymore.


Must have been it. I mean, with the initials UU? :-°


I heard somewhere a while ago that his middle name also starts with a U. :-b
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Postby go_jays_go » Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:20 pm

Red Stripe wrote:
go_jays_go wrote:
Red Stripe wrote:I guess he just couldn't take the fact that his name was Ugueth Urbina anymore.


Must have been it. I mean, with the initials UU? :-°


I heard somewhere a while ago that his middle name also starts with a U. :-b


LOL.

I wonder what his siblings are named. :-D
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Postby WharfRat » Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:33 pm

Full name: Ugueth Urtain Urbina

My guess is this is false.
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Postby kentx12 » Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:36 pm

That is a crazy story..
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Postby StlSluggers » Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:37 pm

go_jays_go wrote:
Red Stripe wrote:
go_jays_go wrote:
Red Stripe wrote:I guess he just couldn't take the fact that his name was Ugueth Urbina anymore.


Must have been it. I mean, with the initials UU? :-°


I heard somewhere a while ago that his middle name also starts with a U. :-b


LOL.

I wonder what his siblings are named. :-D

I heard one of his siblings is named Tatyana Fuentes Urbina.

I also heard she's a nun, which makes her:

Sister Tatyana Fuentes Urbina.

O:-)
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