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Marlins' Return To Diamond Serves As Emotional Memorial Service For Fernandez

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 27 / 16

Your browser does not support iframes. The Marlins last night "fought sadness and grief to pull out an emotional 7-3 win" over the Mets, just one day after the death of P Jose Fernandez in a boat accident, according to Clark Spencer of the MIAMI HERALD. It was a night of "hugging and crying" at ...

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Lions Offering Fans Expedited Entry

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