Marlins players surrounded Jose Fernandez’s hearse during its procession

It’s been three days since the world learned of the tragic death of Jose Fernandez, and the emotions are still raw for everyone involved, especially the Marlins themselves. Today, as Fernandez’s body was driven through Miami in a public procession and memorial, the team surrounded the hearse as it made its way through the streets of Miami. The entire @Marlins team surrounds...
Via The Comeback
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Fernandez mourned at Marlins Park memorial

An organization and hundreds of its grieving fans gathered at Marlins Park on Wednesday afternoon to bid farewell to All-Star pitcher Jose Fernandez, whose tragic death has rocked South Florida and the sports world.
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The Miami community honors Jose Fernandez in a memorial service

Fans, teammates and members of the Marlins’ front office gathered Wednesday for an emotional public memorial for Jose Fernandez.Fernandez, the team’s 24-year-old charismatic ace, was killed tragically in a boating accident in Miami early Sunday morning with two other young men. The Marlins honored Fernandez on Monday, when everyone in uniform wore his No. 16, which will be retired...
Via FOX Sports
3 hours ago

Marlins will only make up game if playoff spot is at stake

The Marlins' game against the Braves from Sunday, which was cancelled due to the tragic death of Jose Fernandez, could still be made up if it would give the Marlins a chance at making the playoffs.
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Marcell Ozuna, two un-named teammates declined to get on boat with Fernàndez

As more information continues to come out about Saturday night and the fatal boat ride that ultimately took José Fernàndez’s life, we have learned that as hideous as Sunday’s tragedy was, it had the potential to be even worse. Fernandez had asked Marcell Ozuna to call him Sunday morning to make sure he'd get to the ballpark in time:— James Wagner...
Via Fish Stripes
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Maria Arias is Jose Fernandez’s pregnant girlfriend

Jose Fernandez was very close to becoming a father at the time he was killed last weekend. Maria Arias, a 24-year-old whom Fernandez met through his love for fishing, is expecting a baby in February. The Daily Mail spoke with several of Fernandez’s family members who confirmed the Miami Marlins pitcher starting dating Arias just weeks before she became pregnant in May. In a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Urena, Marlins conclude home schedule

The 19th and final meeting between the Mets and Marlins will also mark the final home game for Miami in 2016. For the first time since Marlins Park opened in 2012, meaningful games were played in Miami deep into September.
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Rapid Reaction: Prado, Marlins Agree to 3 Year Deal worth $40 million

Prado will remain as the team's primary third baseman for at least the next three seasons, as he was able to reach an agreement with Miami's front office this morning. Martin Prado, who was previously acquired along with David Phelps in a trade with the New York Yankees in 2014, has signed a deal that will keep him in Miami through the 2019 season. Prado's contract will pay him...
Via Fish Stripes
20 hours ago

Marlins players turned down boat invitation from Fernandez

As if the pain of losing a 24-year-old teammate isn’t enough, several Miami Marlins players are now haunted with one of the most crippling thoughts a person can have. That could have been us. In a chilling feature about the hours before Fernandez and two other men were killed in a boating accident, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports notes that Fernandez asked several Marlins teammates...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Bar: Marlins' Fernandez was there before fatal boat accident

MIAMI (AP) A Miami bar and restaurant is confirming that Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was a patron at the establishment before he and two friends were killed in a boat crash. A spokeswoman for American Social Bar & Restaurant confirmed Tuesday in an email that Fernandez was there before the accident. The statement did not say whether Fernandez had been drinking or...
Via Associated Press
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After tragedy, the Marlins honor Jose Fernandez in a pitch-perfect way

How on earth do you play a game after something like that happens?How do you keep it together?How do you hit a baseball, throw a baseball or catch a baseball when emotions are that raw and the pain that deep?You do it the way the Miami Marlins did it Monday night.Giancarlo Stanton keeps waiting for the big reveal — the moment where Jose Fernandez, his friend and teammate, walks...
Via FOX Sports
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Marlins pay tribute to Jose Fernandez before and after Monday’s game

The Miami Marlins lost one of their brightest stars when pitcher Jose Fernandez was tragically killed in a boating accident on Sunday. Monday, they gave him a stirring tribute. Miami hosted the New York Mets at Marlins Park and both teams came out to stand along the baselines before the game for a moment of silence. Every Marlins player was wearing Fernandez’s jersey and all...
Via The Comeback
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Marlins' Dee Gordon breaks down into tears after hitting lead-off home run

Dee Gordon took the first pitch of the Marlins' first-at bat since Jose Fernandez's tragic death Sunday from the right-handed batter's box while wearing Fernandez's helmet as a tribute to his late teammate.The third pitch, he hit a home run.It was Gordon's first home run of the season. He broke down into tears upon reaching home plate, where he was embraced my his Marlins' teammates...
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Marlins’ Dee Gordon emotional after lead-off HR

The Miami Marlins are playing the New York Mets on Monday with Jose Fernandez on everyone’s mind. So, when Dee Gordon — a friend of Fernandez who was visibly overtaken with grief on Sunday — led off Monday’s game with a home run, it felt right. Understandably, Gordon’s return to the Miami dugout was quite emotional. Marlins dugout after Dee Gordon's HR. Surreal. pic...
Via Sportsnaut
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Jose Fernandez's friend sent ominous text message prior to crash

A text message sent by one of the men who died in the fatal boating crash on Sunday off the coast in South Florida that killed Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez is chilling and eerie given what later transpired. Eddy Rivero is one of the three men who died in the crash, along with Fernandez and Emilio Macias. In a text message conversation with a friend, Rivero hinted at potential...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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The Miami Marlins are retiring Jose Fernandez's number

The Miami Marlins were never going to forget Jose Fernandez, but the organization is taking a step to ensure his presence remains around the club forever.On Monday, a day after the 24-year-old Fernandez was killed in a boating accident, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria announced the club is retiring Fernandez's No. 16.It's yet another gesture to show just how much Fernandez was beloved...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

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