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 Posted: Sun Sep 25th, 2016 06:19 pm
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RIP.  Brings back bad memories of Thurman Munson, Lyman Bostock, and others.

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2016/09/25/marlins-pitcher-jose-fernandez-2-others-killed-in-miami-boat-crash.html




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Actually reminded me of the deaths of Steve Olin and Tim Crews, but in terms of star power he was closer to Munson. Definitely shocking news to wake up to on a Sunday morning. He was a phenomenal pitcher and was just getting started. Baseball players need to avoid boats and planes. Cory Lidle does that way too.



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Damn. Only 24. He didn't even have a chance to enjoy life.



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Never expected to wake up to this kind of news.  I haven't even read the reports yet but he was supposed to start today and had his start pushed back to Monday.   Would he have been out on that boat if his start hadn't been pushed back.


You don't want to see this happen to anyone but damn this guys career was starting to take off and he'd already been through so much.


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The Miami Marlins will retire Jose Fernandez's No. 16 after Monday's game against the New York Mets, team owner Jeffrey Loria told reporters.

Fernandez, who died in a boating accident Sunday, will be honored prior to Monday's game, for which the entire Marlins team will wear his No. 16.

Loria did not immediately announce any plans for a retirement ceremony, but he was adamant he didn't want anyone else to wear the late pitcher's number.

"There are plenty of numbers they can wear. But not that one. We'll let them use triple digits if we have to," Loria told WPLG Local 10's Will Manso.


Fernandez's number will be the first retired specifically by the Marlins. The team has already retired Jackie Robinson's iconic No. 42, though that's part of an MLB-wide initiative to commemorate the former trailblazer.

Monday will mark Miami's first game since the accident that killed the 24-year-old along with Emilio Macias and Eduardo Rivera, who were 27 and 25 years old, respectively. Their Sunday matchup against the Atlanta Braves was canceled.

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Jose Fernandez's agent is already working hard to ensure his child will be taken care off.

Scott Boras, who delivered a tear-filled eulogy at the Miami Marlins pitcher's funeral Thursday, has already started the process of creating a trust fund for Fernandez's unborn daughter, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.

It's expected the Marlins organization will contribute to the fund in some way once it's established. Fernandez's teammates are also ready to donate from their own bank accounts.

"You don't want that baby to be left behind," outfielder Jeff Francoeur told Crasnick. "At the end of the day, that little girl is going to be his one piece of blood and his legacy. If Jose could say one thing to us, it would probably be, 'Make sure my little girl is taken care of.'"

Boras said Fernandez had already taken care of his own estate, with his money and belongings to be given to his mother, Maritza.

Related: Boras cries for Fernandez during emotional eulogy

Fernandez was excited to become a father - his final Instagram post announced the news - and Francoeur, a father of two, said he was already asking teammates for parenting advice. According to Boras, Fernandez even wrote "Penelope" - the name of his unborn daughter - on one of his gloves after receiving the news.

Though Penelope will never meet her father, Boras praised the Marlins for how the organization has already helped create a lasting image of Fernandez that she can eventually use to connect with her dad.

"The Marlins did a great job so we can build a memory for that child," Boras said. "When she's old enough to understand, we can tell her, 'This is your father. This is who he was. This is how he was revered.'"

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Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred does not believe the recent toxicology report from the autopsy of former Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez should alter people's perception of him.

The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner's Office announced Saturday that Fernandez was intoxicated by nearly two times the legal limit and had traces of cocaine in his system when he and two friends died in a boating accident late last month.

"His death was a tragedy," Manfred said Saturday prior to Game 4 of the World Series, according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports. "These facts were unfortunate. But it doesn't alter the fact he was a great, great player, a good young man and he will be sorely missed in Miami."

It is not yet known if Fernandez was piloting the boat when it impacted with a rock jetty off the coast of Miami. Family attorney Ralph Fernandez told David Ovalle of the Miami Herald that a witness was on the phone with Fernandez moments before the crash, saying Fernandez was giving directions of where to drive the boat before communications stopped.

Ralph Fernandez also said that the use of cocaine was out of character for Jose Fernandez.

The death of Fernandez shook the city of Miami and the baseball world as the 24-year-old Cuban had strong ties in the community and was among the most well-liked players in the league. Thousands of fans lined the streets during his funeral procession, chanting his name as his hearse drove past.

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Nearly two times the legal limit and traces of coke? What a hero.



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If you drink two beers, you are generally over the legal limit. I'm not going to vilify a guy for drinking a six pack.



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