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Marlins Fans, Baseball World Pay Tribute To Fernandez; Miami Community Feeling Loss

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 26 / 16

The Marlins and Braves canceled their game at Marlins Park yesterday afternoon, but "scores of fans -- many of them tearful -- showed up anyway" to pay tribute to Marlins P Jose Fernandez, who was found dead yesterday morning, according to a front-page piece by Healey & Clary of the South Florid...

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