The Chirp: José Fernández (1992–2016)

Sep 25 2016
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The sports world was shocked Sunday morning by the passing of Marlins pitcher José Fernández, who was killed in a boating accident. He was 24 years old. Athletes across sports took to social media to both share their grief and to honor and remember one of baseball’s brightest young stars.


You will be missed. One of the Best in the Game @MLB You played with so much passion, charisma, & fire. #RIPJoseFernandez

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Never a day I saw you without a huge smile on your face. You will be missed RIP ??

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RIP my brother… I am absolutely heartbroken, I don’t think I ever saw you.. in the years we trained together or played together.. without that smile, I will forever miss the days we would convince Orlando that it was too cold outside to train for baseball so we would go play soccer and then chop down trees and race to see who could get their tree down first, the days were there we no cameras, money, fame and we would work our ass off for hours a day while talking about what it would be like IF one day, just MAYBE we both made it to the @mlb and what it could be like…. I will forever miss beating you at ping pong in your moms garage and the way you lived life and how you loved those important to you…. the memories will never fade and one day I will see you again, I truly believe that, then we can talk all about everything we didn’t get the chance to. #RIPJose

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