Jose Fernandez fan, Kelsi Figueroa, 12, fights back tears upon hearing of her sports hero's death. Kelis brought her Fernandez shirt to the game prior to its cancellation as she waited with others to receive commemorative bats. Miami Marlins star pitcher, Jose Fernandez, who died last night during a boating accident, is remembered with his number displayed outside Marlins Park.
Jose Fernandez fan, Kelsi Figueroa, 12, fights back tears upon hearing of her sports hero's death. Kelis brought her Fernandez shirt to the game prior to its cancellation as she waited with others to receive commemorative bats. Miami Marlins star pitcher, Jose Fernandez, who died last night during a boating accident, is remembered with his number displayed outside Marlins Park. Carl Juste cjuste@miamiherald.com
Jose Fernandez fan, Kelsi Figueroa, 12, fights back tears upon hearing of her sports hero's death. Kelis brought her Fernandez shirt to the game prior to its cancellation as she waited with others to receive commemorative bats. Miami Marlins star pitcher, Jose Fernandez, who died last night during a boating accident, is remembered with his number displayed outside Marlins Park. Carl Juste cjuste@miamiherald.com

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