David Ortiz asks Rays To Cancel His Ceremony in Honor of His Fallen Friend Jose Fernandez

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Many athletes from MLB and other leagues woke up to the same tragic news that everybody else did this morning, when it was announced that 24-year-old Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez was tragically killed during a boating accident in Miami Beach. 

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, who is in the midst of his final season, informed the Tampa Bay Rays to cancel the ceremony they had scheduled for him out of respect for his friend and fellow MLBer.


David Ortiz also took to Twitter to give his thoughts on his fallen friend.


The Tampa Bay Rays have decided to give Ortiz his gifts privately and will show a tribute video during the game on Sunday.


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