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Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #50: September 25, 2016, 05:05:41 PM »
His life wasn't wasted. He had tremendous impact on many people and his community. Gone too soon, but not wasted.

My point was that at 24, surely some of his best years will never be known.  His accomplishments at his age were indeed tremendous.

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #51: September 25, 2016, 05:42:57 PM »
He was supposed to start today, but they pushed him back to Monday. I know it's a whole lot of "Shoulda, coulda, woulda" but what are the chances he wouldn't have been out on that boat this morning if they kept him starting today?  :( Crappy all the way around.

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #52: September 25, 2016, 06:02:19 PM »
He was supposed to start today, but they pushed him back to Monday. I know it's a whole lot of "Shoulda, coulda, woulda" but what are the chances he wouldn't have been out on that boat this morning if they kept him starting today?  :( Crappy all the way around.
I thought the same thing. I know lots of people will feel bad about the decision although it's not to blame.

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #53: September 25, 2016, 06:40:43 PM »
One of my favourites:

http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/47078036/v28887193/must-c-clutch-stantons-homer-ties-it-in-the-ninth

I was mad when it happened but then I couldn't help but laugh.

Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #54: September 25, 2016, 07:34:19 PM »
I think he was one of those universally loved pitchers. Like Félix.

He was 24- it could be someone as disliked as Hamels used to be, and I think the sentiment would be the same.

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #55: September 25, 2016, 07:43:19 PM »
He was 24- it could be someone as disliked as Hamels used to be, and I think the sentiment would be the same.

That too.

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #56: September 25, 2016, 07:45:16 PM »
Yoanis Cespedes with a nice tribute, hung a Mets jersey in the dugout today with Fernandez name/number.

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #57: September 25, 2016, 07:58:07 PM »
Breaks your heart, the guy was so damn good and usually to our detriment but it's so sad

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #58: September 25, 2016, 08:56:34 PM »
This is a good example for the Nats later this week

Yoanis Cespedes with a nice tribute, hung a Mets jersey in the dugout today with Fernandez name/number.

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #59: September 25, 2016, 09:12:00 PM »
This is a good example for the Nats later this week


Gio and Turner seemed to know him best, maybe they do something.

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #60: September 25, 2016, 09:28:10 PM »
Gio seemed to take it very hard. 

Offline Mattionals

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #61: September 25, 2016, 11:22:21 PM »
Devastated this morning when I read the news. Still shocked now. He really was fun to watch play the game of baseball, and he actually played to make it fun. RIP to his family, friends, the Marlins, and all of baseball for losing someone so influential and talented.

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #62: September 25, 2016, 11:26:37 PM »
I was on the fence between going to the Nats game, going to the Caps pre-season game, or watching the political crapshow tomorrow.  Definitely going to the ballgame now.   

Offline RobDibblesGhost

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #63: September 25, 2016, 11:44:16 PM »
I was on a flight to Omaha this morning so I didn't hear about this until about 10:30 eastern time. As soon as I turned my phone on, I saw a text from my friend with the news. I was absolutely stunned. This is awful as he was a big part of the future of baseball, not only in Miami but for the game as a whole. What a talent and it's a shame we'll never see him pitch again.

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #64: September 26, 2016, 04:56:34 PM »
Marlins will all wear #16 tonight, they've also painted a large #16 on the grass behind the mound. 

Offline mitlen

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #65: September 26, 2016, 05:07:18 PM »
Marlins will all wear #16 tonight, they've also painted a large #16 on the grass behind the mound. 

I saw the 16 on the mound.    Yesterday, some of the players took a moment there.    Moving.     May go to the game Friday to see what the Nats do.

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #66: September 26, 2016, 05:10:28 PM »
Looks like they'll be retiring the number 16 as well.

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Loria: no one else will ever wear 16.

Offline whytev

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #67: September 26, 2016, 05:15:34 PM »
Looks like they'll be retiring the number 16 as well.

Hal Habib
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Loria: no one else will ever wear 16.

Good.


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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #69: September 26, 2016, 05:35:45 PM »
Looks like they'll be retiring the number 16 as well.

Hal Habib
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Loria: no one else will ever wear 16.


I hope they do, but:

"Marlins president David Samsom said it's too soon to think about retiring Jose Fernandez's jersey with the organization. He said that's a consideration for down the road, but there are plenty of other things to think about right now." http://www.espn.com/espn/now?nowId=21-0572159303603984500-4

Offline mitlen

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #70: September 26, 2016, 05:42:51 PM »
I hope they do, but:

"Marlins president David Samsom said it's too soon to think about retiring Jose Fernandez's jersey with the organization. He said that's a consideration for down the road, but there are plenty of other things to think about right now." http://www.espn.com/espn/now?nowId=21-0572159303603984500-4

Ah, I'll go with the owner.

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #71: September 26, 2016, 07:35:03 PM »
Now this was cool: Dee Gordon led off by batting righty and imitating Fernandez's stance at the plate. After the first pitch, he switched back to batting left-handed and hit his first homer of the season, crying as he rounded the bases. Unbelievable.

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #72: September 26, 2016, 07:47:21 PM »
Ah, I'll go with the owner.

I think that reads as either we haven't decided, or were morning and we'll hold off on the ceremony until everyone is in a better place- I hope it's the later

Offline mitlen

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #73: September 26, 2016, 07:48:04 PM »
Now this was cool: Dee Gordon led off by batting righty and imitating Fernandez's stance at the plate. After the first pitch, he switched back to batting left-handed and hit his first homer of the season, crying as he rounded the bases. Unbelievable.

I think it's a great tribute but do the rules allow the batter to change sides during an at bat?

Offline whytev

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Re: Jose Fernandez has died in a boating accident
« Reply #74: September 26, 2016, 07:50:07 PM »
I think it's a great tribute but do the rules allow the batter to change sides during an at bat?

Technically not anymore.