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Miami Marlins Teammates, Officials Break Down During Emotional Press Conference Surrounding The Death Of Star Pitcher José Fernandez

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We're still reeling from the death of such a young, promising talent who had such fun on the baseball field.

ICYMI this morning, Miami Marlins star pitcher José Fernandez died overnight in a boating accident in Miami, and the team canceled their game today after reeling from the unimaginable tragedy.

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A few hours ago, the Marlins held a press conference about Fernandez, and as you can see by watching the club's President of Baseball Operations, Mike Hill, speak (above), Jose clearly meant a LOT to that team.

Players, coaches, manager Don Mattingly, and the club's front office executives all gathered in the stadium to meet the media and discuss the tragedy that took place overnight.

It wasn't just Hill breaking down with emotion, though — team President David Samson spoke, too, reading off a statement from him and owner Jeffrey Loria:

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Miami Marlins Star Pitcher Jose Fernandez Killed In Boating Accident

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This is unimaginably tragic.

Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident in Miami early Sunday morning, the MLB team has confirmed. He was just 24 years old.

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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):

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W.P. Kinsella, Renowned Author Who Wrote Book That Inspired Field Of Dreams, Has Died At 81

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The man who inspired one of the greatest sports movies ever has passed away.

W.P. Kinsella, a renowned author who wrote Shoeless Joe, a 1982 novel that eventually became the movie Field Of Dreams, died on Friday.

He was 81 years old.

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The Canadian author wrote Shoeless Joe about a farmer in Iowa who decides to build a baseball field on his property to attract the legendary ghost of old-time baseball hero 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson.

Of course, that novel directly inspired the 1989 Kevin Costner-led Field of Dreams (pictured above) that also starred James Earl Jones.

Kinsella, according to his literary agent Carolyn Swayze, died in a

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No, Tim Tebow Won't Be The Next Bachelor — Instead, He's Going To Play Professional Baseball!

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Get ready, Tim Tebow lovers — your boy is pulling a Michael Jordan!!

Jordan, of course, quit the NBA's Chicago Bulls for one year in the mid-1990s to pursue a professional baseball career, and even though he did pretty well on the diamond, his experiment was short-lived.

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Well now, former NFL star Tebow wants much of the same for his career, now that he appears completely done with football — the QB is going after a baseball career and he's REALLY serious about it!

(Yeah, no, we know, it's not The Bachelor. Wouldn't he be amazing?! Sigh…)

But hey, a hunk in baseball pants?! Sign us up!!

According to Tebow's agent Jimmy Sexton, the athlete has been

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