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SHOOTER
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The Miami Marlins are planning to have a large statue of Jose Fernandez displayed at Marlins Park and name a street outside the park in Jose's honor. It's sad he died so young but is it right or wrong to do this? A lot of people are for it and a lot against it... He was found to have cocaine and alcohol in his system after the boat crash that killed him and his friends. I don't think they could prove who was driving the boat but it was Jose's boat. In my opinion, no way does he deserve a statue and street named after him. In addition to that he only played 2 full seasons and part of 2 others with The Marlins due to injury. He put up impressive numbers and was a popular player but even if there was no controversy it's not like he was a long time career hero for the team... Here's a couple of links about the controversy...


http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-marlins/fl-sp-hyde-marlins-fernandez-statue-20170418-story.html

http://nypost.com/2017/04/16/jose-fernandez-statue-puts-a-scandalous-legacy-on-trial/

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I wouldn't do it personally, but whatever they want to do is their business.

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He doesn't understand Miami. Everything is named after a dead person. 90% because they were Cubans, 9% because they were cops and 1% because of actual accomplishment. I doubt any of them got background checked. I'm sure somebody's getting paid.

So long from the Sunshine State!

[ 04-19-2017, 08:37 AM: Message edited by: Crimson Mask from FL ]

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I think they're going to do a compromise and have the statue have "blow" on his top lip to tell a story and honor him all at the same time.
But seriously, to answer Shooter's comments, yes he only played for the team for 2 seasons, but other than a man named Clayton Kershaw, he was most likely the most desired pitcher in all of MLB and the Marlins have never had a pitcher of that capability.
They did have a phenom in the young Miguel Cabrera and briefly had Mike Piazza...but Jose Fernandez will be remembered as a once in a generation kind of pitcher.

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