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Old 09-25-2016, 09:41 AM
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Jailed twice at the age of fifteen for trying to flee Cuba. Baby on the way. Fascinating life. Big tragedy.

I think others on the boat lost their life as well according to the NYT story I read. Very sad.
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sad and unfortunate. one of the best young pitchers in the game, with so much still to look forward to.
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Wow, I'm at a loss for words. This is so heartbreaking. The kid had so much passion and love for the game and off the field.
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wow.... man, really tough blow for the Marlins and his family. One of the best arms in MLB gone at 24..... eesh
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and I know probably not the time to question this, but have to....anyone know why his start today was pushed back to tomorrow (Monday).

Had it not, you wonder if he's out at 3 a.m. the night b4 a start.
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First thing I thought of, which shows my vintage baseball mind, is Charlie Ferguson passing away after the 1887 season. He was also 24 when he pitched his last game. A superstar in the making with 99 career wins already, plus he batted .337 and drove in 85 runs his last year, taking turns in the infield when he wasn't on the mound. A budding superstar at the time and possibly a future Hall of Famer. I don't think Ferguson's Old Judge card prices really reflect the tragedy of his passing from typhoid fever.

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and I know probably not the time to question this, but have to....anyone know why his start today was pushed back to tomorrow (Monday).

Had it not, you wonder if he's out at 3 a.m. the night b4 a start.
they were in the wildcard hunt and played the mets mon , they were hoping his start could allow them to pick up a a whole win towards the WC rather than a 50/50 shot of half a win by starting against the braves and then hoping the mets lost too.

but yeah, I doubt he's out late with a noon start today.... but that's life
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What a great pitcher who was already experienced MLBer at 24. I would watch him pitch when ever I could on my MLB subscription. A huge loss to MLB. Prayers to his family and friends. RIP Jose.
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