On September 25, 2016 at about 3:15 AM, the United States Coast Guard found a boat upside down at Government Cut on the jedy. Three bodies were found. Emilio Jesus Macias, Eduardo Rivero, and Jose D. Fernandez were pronounced dead at the scene. Jose Fernandez is the Miami Marlins Right Hand Pitcher. He was 24 years old. The news of their deaths sent shockwaves through South Florida, and all of Major League Baseball.
My hearts go out to all those affected by the tragic loss of these three young beautiful souls. My best friend Yanet and her family were very close with the two other victims. Eddy was 25 years old, and Emilio was 27. I
t's been a sad couple of days for the Baseball Community, all of Miami, and all the Cubans who live here.
Yesterday, a day after the tragic deaths, The Marlins Park opened it's gate to the first game without our beloved pitcher. Thousands of people, including me, showed up to pay our respects to our Angels.
It was beautiful, sad, emotional, and extremely hard. There was not a dry eye in the stadium. The Marlins won the game 7 to 3, and all for Jose. Dee Gordon hit a homerun and everyone in that park lost it with emotion.
Jose Fernandez, Emilio Macias, and Eddy Rivero will forever be in our hearts.