Will Yoder
Friday November 11th, 2011

Washington Nationals fans have begun to organize a candle lit vigil for kidnapped catcher Wilson Ramos. The vigil, which has been organized via Twitter, is slotted to be held tonight at 6 p.m. outside the centerfield gate at Nationals Park.

“The main goal of the vigil for Ramos is to simply show fan support for a player we love who is in danger,” said Alicia Durfee, a Nats fan who has spearheaded the organization of the vigil. “I hope that by gathering the Nats fan community together, we can be sure that Ramos' family - and Ramos, wherever he is - knows that he is loved here and that we want him home and safe.”

Dufree says she expects a few hundred people to show up for the vigil, which has not been sponsored or acknowledged by the Washington Nationals.

It is believed that the 24-year-old catcher was taken from his home Wedensday by four armed men. Ramos was playing winter ball in Venezuela, along with several other Washington Nationals players. Earlier yesterday morning, police claimed they had found the kidnappers’ vehicle abandoned in a nearby town. There has been no known communication between the kidnappers and Ramos’ family.

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