In the emotional Instagram post, the political guy shares two throwback photos of the pair in addition to a heartbreaking caption testifying to the 27-year-old's resilience. Considering T.F. was paraplegic and a polio survivor, the note makes perfect sense.
It's no question that Mr. Palmer was one of the greatest athletes of all time as he won over 90 golf tournaments — including the U.S. Open in 1960, four Masters, etc. So it's no wonder Arnold was known simply as "The King". Not to mention, the Pennsylvania native was one of the first three people to be inducted into the
A few hours ago, the Marlins held a press conference about Fernández, and as you can see by watching the club's President of Baseball Operations, Mike Hill, speak (above), José 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:
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 Fernández (pictured above, left, laughing with an umpire during a game last week).
The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):