The mystery over the June 9 shooting of the former Boston Red Sox slugger deepened yesterday after Dominican Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez said Big Papi was a victim of mistaken identity. He claimed Ortiz was sitting with Sixto David Fernández, the intended target, and wearing similar clothes. According to Rodríguez, Fernández had fallen afoul of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel, which paid 25-year-old Rolfy Ferreyra to carry out the shooting.
How believable is that story? Some are skeptical, noting that the 2013 World Series MVP is extremely famous and would be instantly recognizable in his home country.