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.