A Miami Marlins fan pays tribute to late pitcher Jose Fernandez before the start of the game against the New York Mets on Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, at Marlins Park in Miami.
A Miami Marlins fan pays tribute to late pitcher Jose Fernandez before the start of the game against the New York Mets on Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, at Marlins Park in Miami. David Santiago dsantiago@elnuevoherald.com
A Miami Marlins fan pays tribute to late pitcher Jose Fernandez before the start of the game against the New York Mets on Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, at Marlins Park in Miami. David Santiago dsantiago@elnuevoherald.com

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Greg Cote has been a Miami Herald sports columnist since 1995 and also writes the Random Evidence blog and NFL predictions along with his notorious sidekick the Upset Bird. He has covered Hurricanes football (1984-88), the Dolphins (1990-91) and major events including Super Bowls, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, Olympics and World Cup.
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