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Baseball community remembers the late All-Star shortstop Tony Fernandez

Baseball community remembers the late All-Star shortstop Tony Fernandez

2/16/2020 11:55:00 PM

Baseball community remembers the late All-Star shortstop Tony Fernandez

'One of those guys you remember watching your whole life,' wrote sports columnist Bruce Arthur. 'Rest in peace.'

Some users wrote about their fond memories of watching Fernandez in the field when they were younger—including how sleek his style of play was."RIP Tony Fernandez," sportswriter Sean McIndoe tweeted."One of my very first favorite players I remember having as a little kid. I insisted on doing his looping sidearm throw on every ground ball, whether it needed it or not. Never did make it look as good as he could."

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RIP Tony Fernandez. One of my very first favorite players I remember having as a little kid. I insisted on doing his looping sidearm throw on every ground ball, whether it needed it or not. Never did make it look as good as he could.— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown)

February 16, 2020"RIP Tony Fernandez, one of my favourite Jays ever. Loved how effortless he made hard grounders look and those slap singles," Jeff Marek, a radio host, tweeted."Man, he was great."RIP Tony Fernandez, one of my favourite Jays ever. Loved how effortless he made hard grounders look and those slap singles. Man, he was great.

— Jeff Marek (@JeffMarek)"Tony Fernandez was so smooth, so cool," Bruce Arthur, a sports columnist for theToronto Star, wrote."One of those guys you remember watching your whole life. Rest in peace."Tony Fernandez was so smooth, so cool. One of those guys you remember watching your whole life. Rest in peace.

— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur)"One of the greatest homegrown Blue Jays is gone," wrote Steve Simmons, a sports journalist with theToronto Sun."Tony Fernandez has passed away at the age of 57. Condolences to his family, his fans, his former teammates."

One of the greatest homegrown Blue Jays is gone. Tony Fernandez has passed away at the age of 57. Condolences to his family, his fans, his former teammates.— steve simmons (@simmonssteve)February 16, 2020"Tony Fernandez is one of the most important players in Blue Jays history," wrote sports talk show host Sid Seixeiro."Best shortstop they ever had. Without Tony there wouldn't have been a Roberto Alomar trade. He returned in 1993 and drove in 9 runs against Philly in the World Series. God Bless Tony Fernandez."

Tony Fernandez is one of the most important players in Blue Jays history. Best shortstop they ever had. Without Tony there wouldn't have been a Roberto Alomar trade. He returned in 1993 and drove in 9 runs against Philly in the World Series. Read more: Newsweek »

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