“That would be alright if Jose Fernandez had not been negligent in the death of two people, snorting coke, getting hammered and going on the boat. You should not be getting a sculpture when that’s how you meet your demise.”

After the Marlins announced earlier this week that they will be unveiling a nine-foot bronze statue of the late pitching ace Jose Fernandez in the main plaza of Marlins Park, Ben Maller wonders how a guy who only pitched in the majors for four seasons,  and who passed away in such a felonious manner would be so immortalized in the franchise’s history.

“I’m not against certain athletes getting statues, but you cheapen statues when you give everyone a statue that was halfway decent.”