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Marlins Manager Don Mattingly Tears Up While Talking About Late Pitcher Jose Fernandez (Video)

Marlins Manager Don Mattingly Tears Up While Talking About Late Pitcher Jose Fernandez (Video)

The Miami Marlins team and executives gather for a press conference following the death of pitcher Jose Fernandez at Marlins Park on Sunday (September 25) in Miami, Fla.

Team Manager Don Mattingly fought back tears as he talked about Jose and his love for the game.

“I see such a little boy in him,” Don said. “The way he played. It was just joy with him, when he played…when you watch kids play Little League, that’s the joy that Jose played with…that’s what I think about.”

Team president David Samson and Veteran third-baseman Martin Prado also spoke about Jose with emotion, which you can watch below.

Jose tragically died after a boating accident on Sunday (September 25) in Miami Beach, Fla.

He was expecting his first child with girlfriend Carla Mendoza.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.


Miami Marlins Press Conference After Jose Fernandez’ Death

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Posted to: Don Mattingly, Jose Fernandez, Sports

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