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RIP Jose Fernandez

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RIP Jose Fernandez 

Post#1 » by Kerb Hohl » Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:28 pm

Killed in a boating accident. Miami game cancelled.
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Post#2 » by LittleRooster » Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:30 pm

I'm beyond words
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Re: RIP Jose Fernandez 

Post#3 » by MikeIsGood » Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:40 pm

Holy ****...what a tragedy. Only 24 years old, so talented, seemed very well liked. Tragic.

ETA I'm sorry, this is tangential, but how does Hannah Storm continue to get rolled out for every tragic story? This probably isn't a personal story for her like others have been, but still, what a mental toll it must take to do this over and over again.
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Post#4 » by BUCKnation » Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:12 pm

This is horrible. So sad.
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Post#5 » by BigDee » Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:28 pm

Such sad news.
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Post#6 » by ReasonablySober » Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:02 pm

Unbelievable. Just unspeakably terrible.
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Post#7 » by Sky Bucks » Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:30 pm

The dude loved playing the game of baseball and was such a joy to see playing. Couldn't think of a worse situation for this to happen to given the enormous popularity that Jose had with the Cuban American people in the Miami area. Such an awful day...
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Post#8 » by coolhandluke121 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:49 pm

He seemed like one of the coolest baseball players I've ever seen and a great guy off the field too. This is absolutely tragic.
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Post#9 » by bizarro » Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:11 pm

Man oh man. This is just terrible news for the Marlins and all of baseball.

I saw Jose Fernandez his rookie season at Busch stadium. The Marlins ended up losing the game but, wow was Fernandez impressive. AB after AB he had the meat of the Cardinals order whiffing at his off-speed stuff. It was clinical. I remember turning to my partner's father at the time (a lifelong Cardinals fan...no wonder that relationship didn't last) and stating: "I'll state the obvious: this kid is really really good." Sure enough, he won the ROY. He was destined for greatness. The fact he had just found out his partner was pregnant this past week makes it even more tragic.
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Post#10 » by jakecronus8 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:09 pm

Have any more details come out? I saw a picture of an overturned speed boat on some rocks. What the hell? What time did it happen (I.e. Was it early morning like 3 AM)
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Post#11 » by humanrefutation » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:14 pm

I literally gasped when I heard the news this morning. He was so young. So talented. And he and his family went through so much to get to this point.

Just devastating. Off the top of my head, I can't remember a death of an active player as big or as shocking as this one during my lifetime.
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Post#12 » by wichmae » Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:21 am

jakecronus8 wrote:Have any more details come out? I saw a picture of an overturned speed boat on some rocks. What the hell? What time did it happen (I.e. Was it early morning like 3 AM)

Yup it was very early in the morning like 3 or so according to CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/25/us/mlb-pitcher-jose-fernandez-dead/
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Post#13 » by humanrefutation » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:19 am

wichmae wrote:
jakecronus8 wrote:Have any more details come out? I saw a picture of an overturned speed boat on some rocks. What the hell? What time did it happen (I.e. Was it early morning like 3 AM)

Yup it was very early in the morning like 3 or so according to CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/25/us/mlb-pitcher-jose-fernandez-dead/

To be clear, that's when the boat was discovered on a routine patrol. The accident took place earlier. I'm not sure how often they go out on patrol, but I think I heard this morning that there was no indication that anything had happened - no call into the coast guard or anything. They just came across it as they went out.
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Post#14 » by Siefer » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:55 am

Incredibly sad news.
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Post#15 » by wichmae » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:27 pm

humanrefutation wrote:
wichmae wrote:
jakecronus8 wrote:Have any more details come out? I saw a picture of an overturned speed boat on some rocks. What the hell? What time did it happen (I.e. Was it early morning like 3 AM)

Yup it was very early in the morning like 3 or so according to CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/25/us/mlb-pitcher-jose-fernandez-dead/

To be clear, that's when the boat was discovered on a routine patrol. The accident took place earlier. I'm not sure how often they go out on patrol, but I think I heard this morning that there was no indication that anything had happened - no call into the coast guard or anything. They just came across it as they went out.

Yeah good catch. I skimmed and was incorrect. TY HR
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Post#16 » by humanrefutation » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:44 pm

Le Batard looked absolutely shattered by this on ESPN today. Couldn't even make it through his segment.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/17635271/watching-jose-fernandez-pitch-felt-freedom-cubans
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Re: RIP Jose Fernandez 

Post#17 » by MikeIsGood » Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:05 am

Dee Gordon homered leading off for the Marlins tonight. His first HR of the year.
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Post#18 » by H2tObes » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:19 am

MikeIsGood wrote:Dee Gordon homered leading off for the Marlins tonight. His first HR of the year.

Definitely one of the more emotional moments in sports. Had to fight back tears myself
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Re: RIP Jose Fernandez 

Post#19 » by Thunder Muscle » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:17 pm

Sounds like even if he survived he would've been charged with manslaughter (among other charges) as it was just determined he was the driver...and obviously intoxicated (booze & coke). Tough situation.
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