'It's like someone is telling me to live in another place'

Originally Published: December 12, 2005
By and Pedro Gomez | Special to ESPNdeportes.com/ESPN.com

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Staring at the prison bars in front of him, Ugueth Urbina says he can't help but think about his mother being held hostage by kidnappers only a year ago.

For more than five months she was captive in a remote camp in the southern mountains near Colombia, some 300 miles from Venezuela's capital. Bandits, disguised as police, stole her away from Urbina's ranch, then demanded $6 million for her release. Pay it, they warned the veteran major-league pitcher, or he would never ...

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