Unfortunately, I have a feeling that the more we learn about the death of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, the uglier the situation is going to become. As the old cliche goes, ‘nothing positive happens after 2:00 A.M.’ and this seems like that exact type of situation.
On the boat with Fernandez at the time of the accident were Emilio Macias, 27, and Eddy Rivero, 25. Rivero’s friend, Will Bernal, posted heartbreaking text messages he exchanged with him hours before the crash on his Instagram:
Rivero tried to persuade Bernal to join him on the boat, but Bernal wad clearly worried about the danger, warning Rivero against boarding the boat at that time of night. The text messages and Bernal’s Instagram caption reveal that Rivero and Macias, the two men who were with Fernandez on the boat , were there to console the star pitcher, though the reason is not yet known. Via TMZ:
In the following hours, reports came out that Fernandez, 24, was at the American Social Bar & Kitchen around 2:00 A.M., a mere 90 minutes or so before his death.
Jose Fernandez was at a popular Miami waterfront party spot at least 90 minutes before his fatal boat crash … TMZ Sports has learned
Multiple sources have told us … Fernandez and at least one other person who was killed in the crash was at American Social Bar & Kitchen.
When asked for specifics about what happened inside — including whether alcohol was served to Jose or his friends — a rep for the restaurant would only say, “Jose Fernandez was a guest at American Social.”
This situation is only going to get darker as the days go by as more information about the accident is released. What a tragic event this truly is.