MIAMI, Fla.–With opening day inching closer and closer some people always wonder who is going be throwing out that ceremonial first pitch for their favorite team this year.
For the Marlins though is it hard to pick just one famous person that was born in Miami because they`re are so many of them. So it would just be easier to pick someone that was once with in the Marlins organization.
When picking someone with in the organization you want to make sure that you pick someone that everyone there is going to know. The Marlins have only been around sense 1993 so it does not leave them with an over whelming pool of past greats to chose from. Then I thought of something that had happened last September that had broke the hearts of so many people around the sports world.
That was the death of the Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez who had lost his life in a boating accident. He was known and loved by all Marlins fans, many people in Miami thought that he was going to be a for sure hall of famer. With his death he left behind his loving mother Maritza and wife Alejandra. So if I was going to pick someone to throw out the opening day pitch for the Marlins I would pick them to do it. Family meant a lot to Jose, his wife and him were very close to his mother. So by letting Maritza and Alejandra throw out the opening day pitch for the Marlins it would not just be a way of honoring them but also honoring the Jose Fernandez.