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Old 09-25-2016, 07:30 AM
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Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident early this morning. The boat apparently hit a jetty. http://miami.cbslocal.com/2016/09/25...ng-boat-crash/
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They just showed a video of an center console flipped upside down on a jetty!

The call apparently came in at 3:00 am this morning.
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Terrible news.
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What at loss. Kid was in the prime of his career. RIP Jose.
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I know nothing about blue deck lighting, but since the accident video link appears to show the boat all lit up, I thought I'd see what THT has said about running with them "on" during the night time. I found this thread: http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...-lights.html#b

Of course, I don't know if that's what was going on in this case, but it raised a question in my mind: do those of you who have similar lighting use it while you are running at night?
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booze and boats,,,prayers to ALL the families
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RIP.As an old trucker ,we dreaded running along lake Michigan at night hwy20,or in a whiteout(blizzard type conditions ) Running the ocean at night's gotta be pucker factor x10.
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What a shame, kid had the world at his fingertips. R.i.p.
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Damn shame, RIP
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Originally Posted by Pez Vela View Post
I know nothing about blue deck lighting, but since the accident video link appears to show the boat all lit up, I thought I'd see what THT has said about running with them "on" during the night time. I found this thread: http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...-lights.html#b

Of course, I don't know if that's what was going on in this case, but it raised a question in my mind: do those of you who have similar lighting use it while you are running at night?
No interior lights on while running at night and the backlight on the displays is turned down too.
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Originally Posted by Pez Vela View Post
I know nothing about blue deck lighting, but since the accident video link appears to show the boat all lit up, I thought I'd see what THT has said about running with them "on" during the night time. I found this thread: http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...-lights.html#b

Of course, I don't know if that's what was going on in this case, but it raised a question in my mind: do those of you who have similar lighting use it while you are running at night?
Not if you want to see.
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About 20 years ago the Cleveland Indians lost a few pitchers to a boating accident at night on a lake in Florida. Hit a dock at speed. Yep, booze n boats. Whatta combo.
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Fernandez' s moving reunion with his Grandma

Fernandez was born in Cuba, and attempted to flee to America three times to join his father, who defected in 2005.
He finally made it to the US in 2007 when he was 15, along with his mother and sister. But that meant leaving his beloved grandmother, Olga, whom he described as 'the love of my life... my everything.'

Fernandez called the elderly woman regularly, telling her about his Florida high school and his developing career as a baseball player - something he picked up off the woman, whom he called a 'baseball freak.'
'I cry and everything,' she told The Miami Herald in Spanish in 2013. He takes me with him. It is like I can see the United States through his eyes.'
But the pair weren't able to meet for five long years, until Olga made a surprise appearance in America in November 2013.
Hernandez, then 21, was in an interview with MLB Productions when Olga walked into the room, leaving him speechless. 'Out of nowhere,' the pitcher said. 'I have no idea how it happened.'

The surprise was cooked up by Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, who spearheaded an attempt to get the elderly woman out to see her grandson, who had just entered MLB and was on his way to being picked as Rookie of the Year. Permission was granted by the Cuban government, and she made her way over to see her beloved grandson.
But she was shocked by how much the 15-year-old had grown, turning into a 230lb man.
'My little boy, my love, he is a man now,' she said. 'He'll always be little to me, but I couldn't even get my arms around him to hug him now, he's so big.'






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Damn shame...RIP Jose!
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Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
booze and boats,,,prayers to ALL the families
Most of the news reports said they did not believe alcohol or drugs were a factor but who knows. Wonder what they were doing on the outside at 3am, would they have day tripped it Ito bimini or keys or something? Sword fishing?
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Tragic
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I got a text early this morning from a buddy, saying Jose had died. I have had tears in my eyes ever since.

I have always had a love/hate relationship with baseball. After the Marlins disbanded their World Series winning teams TWICE, I had had enough and put baseball behind me. Wiped my hands and was done.

Then Jose came along. He made baseball fun again. It was his smile and attitude, mostly. Always smiling. Always having fun. Always the first one to hug a teammate. More than just a player, he was the most passionate baseball fan I had ever seen. His passion was contagious. When watching the game on teeeeveeeee, I always watched the post-game show, as Jose played practical jokes on his teammates while they were being interviewed.

His stats are part of the record and I need not repeat them. He was in line to arguably become the best pitcher ever.

While most people here in Miami talked of Lebron James or the Dolphins, my friends, family and I talked about Jose and the Marlins. That's Jose first, Marlins second. Before I knew it, I was a baseball fan again. Much like when I was a kid and a Red Sox fan, I found myself checking the baseball standings every morning.

Watching Jose pitch was an event. I would group text with my friends while explaining the game to my young sons and immigrant wife. They mostly didn't understand what I was saying, but they could see my love for the game and its greatest promise- Jose Fernandez.

I don't know if I will ever be a baseball fan again. I will always love Jose, his passion for baseball, his life story, his failed attempts to flee dictatorship and live in freedom, his hilarious travails of learning how to live here, and what this Cuban immigrant meant to America's pastime.

Adios, Jose. Muchisimas gracias, hermano!

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those pics are strange, the second pic has hardly has any rocks like the tide is covering them, but the motor looks to be out of the water about the same in the two pictures?
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Looks to be the vessel T-boned the Jetty
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