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Orioles Game 156 Game Thread: vs. Diamondbacks, 1:35

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Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The baseball world is saddened on Sunday with the news that Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident. It's a sad thing any time such a promising young person's life is cut short when they had so much more greatness potentially in them.

Not being a Marlins fan, Fernandez is not someone I thought about a lot beyond having an awareness of him as a fantastic young pitcher who was doing amazing things that are seldom done by pitchers of any age. I will leave the remembrances to those who followed him and knew him best.

What I know is that whenever something like this happens, I find myself thinking, what if it had happened to some great young player - or any player - on the Orioles? That's one of the sadder things I can think of. I'd be wrecked about it, and I've never even met any of the players. They're still a part of our daily lives nearly every day for months and months out of the year. I can't even imagine the loss felt by the players in that clubhouse.

To all of the loved ones, friends, and fans of Jose Fernandez whose time with him has been tragically cut short, I would just like to say, on behalf of our little corner of the baseball Internet: Sorry for your loss.