Regardless of the final score, last night was dedicated to the memory of Jose Fernandez. Before the game, various ceremonies took place to remember Miami’s young ace, a highlight of which was Mets and Marlins players embracing on the field.
Dee Gordon wore Fernandez’s helmet for the first pitch of the game, and then went deep moments later. Understandably, he was emotional as he returned to the dugout.
Every Marlins player and coach wore Jose Fernandez jerseys during the game last night, and the team will wear a tribute patch for the rest of the season. Jeffrey Loria hinted that the number sixteen may be retired by the club.
A collection of tributes to Jose Fernandez can be found here.
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