Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in a boating accident

Update: More of this story via ESPN, reports said that the police received a call, that the coast guards, at 3:30 A.M, discovered a boat that was overturned on a jetty near the Government cut… and also said that he’s one of the 3 people that were killed… The Miami Marlins said also in a statement via link.

“The Miami Marlins organization is devastated by the tragic loss of José Fernández. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time.”

Really heartbreaking news coming from Andy Slater (Twitter link) and Craig Misch (Twitter link) today… with reports confirming that Miami Marlins starting pitcher, Jose Fernandez, was killed in a boating accident sometime this early morning. The Miami Marlins (Twitter link) are currently working out a statement regarding about this incident as we speak…

19 thoughts on “Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in a boating accident

  1. Ugh when I heard this in the morning I was really hoping it was some mix-up involving someone with a similar name. And then the confirmations started coming in. 😦


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  2. I’ve been sitting here staring at the story on the Miami Herald web site like maybe that would make it go away. I’m just heartsick. The Marlins have announced today’s game with the Braves has been cancelled. Horrible, horrible. Can’t even think.

    Update – I can’t believe I’m even sane enough to write this. Three people in total were killed in the boat crash; the other two not yet identified. They were speeding through a channel called Government Cut, the exit from Biscayne Bay to the ocean, very early this morning in a 30-foot speedboat when they hit a stone jetty.

    Sickening irony: Fernandez was supposed to start today against the Braves but the Marlins moved him back one day because he went eight innings the other night. If he had still been slated to pitch today,
    there’s no way he’d’ve been out in that boat at 3AM.

    Another sickening irony: years ago, Fernandez and his mother escaped from Cuba at night in an overloaded boat, during which, as is well known now, his mother fell overboard and 14-year-old Jose jumped into a rough ocean to pull her back to the boat and save her life. And then to die like this? Life is ridiculous.

    I’m going to head over to the stadium a little later to see if anything is doing – find some other fans with whom to commiserate, maybe. I just feel like I need to be there.

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    1. Another update before I head into town: movement gathering momentum on social media demanding MLB cancel all games today. Not sure I agree with that – but I am sure Jose Fernandez would have been appalled by the thought. Difficult call.

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      1. Gator, I just heard about the terrible Jose Fernandez news. You were the first person I thought of, knowing your huge love of the Marlins. Sorry, buddy. I just want to drop you a quick line.

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        1. Thanks man. Much appreciated, and great to hear from you. I read that there are fans gathering at the stadium. I’m on my way over there now.


      2. Tragedy and death are a part of life. Life must go on. Baseball with games every day for half the year and a history now in the latter half of its second century, epitomizes this more than any other sport. A moment of silence at the start of the games today would be better than everyone staying home.


  3. i wake up and the very first thing I see is this. I feel sick to my stomach. Literally crying right now. He was so young. Not even talking about baseball right now, but as a person – what a light. What a smile, what a personality. I loved his joy for living. And it’s gone. I’m just shocked. Seriously, this is one of the most horrible things I’ve felt in a long time.

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  4. This reminds me of when Nick Adenhart died. I’m still not over that. This is a thousand times worse.

    I’m so upset. Gator, a big hug from me to you. Right now, we’re all family.


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