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Re: Jose Fernandez tragedy news coverage.
Fernandez was not in command. In fact, it has been reported that the owner of the boat--who was onboard, was also killed, and undoubtedly was in command--was familiar with the area and took friends (including Fernandez and other Marlins players) out night fishing quite regularly. Stupidly dangerous on his part, but his companions probably didn't really know any better. They trusted him. They probably shouldn't have, but they obviously did. So saying that Fernandez's death was a "Darwin Award" situation is incredibly heartless and unfair.
This was clearly the fault of the boat's operator, and no one else. I find it pretty cold, but I guess I can understand if someone wants to say that he got what he deserved. The deaths of the other two, however, are nothing short of an absolute tragedy.