That's because shortly after the former Alaskan governor campaigned for the businessman at Arcadia All Florida Championship Rodeo and Strawberry Festival — yes, it's a real thing — Palin's husband, Todd Palin, had an accident, and the 52-year-old booked it back to Alaska.
A source close to the family told People:
"Todd Palin was in a very serious snow machine crash last night, currently hospitalized in intensive care."
The insider went on to say:
"Governor Palin has been on the phone with doctors and family all morning – booked best of limited flights back to Alaska via Tampa – will stop by Trump Tampa town gall on way to airport and not travel to Ohio or The Villages as planned."
The pitcher and two other unidentified people were pronounced dead early Sunday after a Coast Guard patrol found a 33-foot boat overturned on a jetty about 3:30 a.m. local Miami time, according to Coast Guard Chief Nyxolyno Cangemi.
The accident is currently being investigated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The Marlins, who were set to play the Atlanta Braves today, have canceled their game in light of the tragedy surrounding Fernandez (pictured above, left, laughing with an umpire during a game last week).
The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):