Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria said before today’s game that no one will ever again wear number 16 for the Marlins, according to New York Times baseball writer Tyler Kepner.
Jeffrey Loria: no one will wear #16 for the Marlins again.— Tyler Kepner (@TylerKepner) September 26, 2016
This comes from Loria after much speculation from Marlins fans that the team would retire Jose Fernandez’s number after he passed away in a tragic accident on Sunday.
The eventual retiring of the number 16 will be one of many ways the Marlins will continue to honor Fernandez and what he meant to not only the Marlins organization and the city of Miami, but also to all of Major League Baseball.
Loria has definitely had plenty of critics over the years as the owner of the Marlins, but this time he did the right thing in deciding to retire Fernandez’s number.