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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Jose Fernandez’s teammates discouraged him from taking boat ride

09.28.16 at 8:09 am ET
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WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. (NESN, ESPN2; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Mariners at Astros, 8 p.m. (MLB Network)
Hockey: World Cup of Hockey, Canada vs. Europe, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Soccer: Champions League, Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Monaco, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer: Champions League, Real Madrid at Borussia Dortmund, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: Champions League, Tottenham at CSKA Moscow, 2:30 p.m. (FS2)

AROUND THE WEB:

— More details are emerging about Jose Fernandez’s fatal boat trip in Miami over the weekend, and apparently some of his teammates warned the pitcher not to go.

Center fielder Marcell Ozuna said he and a couple of teammates were invited to join Fernandez but declined the offer, and they tried to discourage the 24-year-old from going on the midnight ride.

“It was a bad decision for him,” Ozuna told reporters. “He heard everybody say, ‘No, go back to your house and take it easy.’ Then you wake up and see the news.”

Also killed in the accident were 27-year-old Emilio Jesus Macias and 25-year-old Eduardo Rivero. A friend of Rivero’s posted on social media texts he exchanged just before the boat left the dock.

Will Bernal texted his friend to be careful and “keep Jose cool.” Rivero texted: Trust me, it’s not my time yet.

The Marlins announced that a funeral procession will start at 2:16 p.m. Wednesday at their ballpark, followed by a public viewing at a Miami church.

— Meanwhile, in St. Louis on Tuesday night, Cardinals Aledmys Diaz, Fernandez’s childhood friend, returned from spending time with Fernandez’s family and hit his first career grand slam.

Diaz had attended a private ceremony for Fernandez on Monday in Florida, where he made a promise to Fernandez’s family.

“I told them that every single time I put on the uniform, I would be thinking of him,” Diaz said. “And that I would give 100 percent because that’s how he played the game.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): In 2005, the Red Sox became the first team in 55 years to have four players score 100 runs. Johnny Damon, David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez were the first three to reach the milestone. Which infielder joined them by scoring both of the Sox’ runs in a 7-2 loss to the Blue Jays on Sept. 28?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Listen, Yankee fans. I gotta admit something to you. And I’m serious about this. I got love for you. It’s just a little bit of love, but I do.” — David Ortiz, in a farewell letter to Yankees fans in The Players’ Tribune

STAT OF THE DAY: 51 — Games in which it has taken Yankees rookie Gary Sanchez to hit 20 home runs, the fastest since Wally Berger of the Boston Braves in 1930, as the catcher hit the mark in his team’s 6-4 victory over the Red Sox on Tuesday night

‘NET RESULTS: A Yankees fan’s proposal goes awry when he drops the ring and can’t find it, and he becomes distraught until some fellow fans join in the search and locate it for him.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Edgar Renteria

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Ben E. King, who died in 2015, was born on this day in 1938.

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