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Nine hours after Jose Fernandez's hearse left Marlins Park, fans are still leaving messages on the wall. Their love knows no bounds.

Hundreds of Miami Marlins fans celebrate life of Jose Fernandez

espn.com — 3:55 PM ET Jerry CrasnickESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN.com senior writer Author of "License to Deal" Former Denver Post national baseball writer MIAMI -- Jose Fernandez's last, glorious act as a Miami Marlin was making friends of complete strangers.

Martin Prado and Marcell Ozuna have been chosen by Jose Fernandez's family to speak at the pitcher's funeral Thursday. They'll each read a Biblical verse and then share memories of their late friend. "I talked to Jose a lot about how to go about business

espn.com — Martin Prado and Marcell Ozuna have been chosen by Jose Fernandez's family to speak at the pitcher's funeral Thursday. They'll each read a Biblical verse and then share memories of their late friend. "I talked to Jose a lot about how to go about business and how to respect the game," Prado said.

The crowd chants "Jose" as Jose Fernandez's hearse passes by Marlins Park. Teammates and club personnel walk beside and behind it

The Jose Fernandez tribute began at 2 p.m. At 2:01, it started raining.

"Rest in Peace Jose. We all love your charisma. Pitch well as God needed an ace."

Rick Gerena, a Marlins fan from Coral Springs, Fla., talks about why Jose Fernandez's death is so devastating for the franchise and its fan base.

The crowd for Jose Fernandez continues to grow outside Marlins Park.

The space is quickly filling up with hundreds of personal messages to Fernandez.

Fans are waiting in line to write personal messages on the pillar.

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Sep 28, 2016

Nine hours after Jose Fernandez's hearse left Marlins Park, fans are still leaving...  http://es.pn/2dbcvXZ  https://t.co/dTmHZEMKNa

Sep 28, 2016

"Guys are giving it everything they've got. There's just not a whole lot coming out right now," said #Marlins manager Don Mattingly.

Sep 28, 2016

Jay Bruce goes deep for the second straight night for #Mets. He might finally be getting warm.

Sep 28, 2016

#Marlins fans say goodbye to Jose Fernandez: "It's almost like he was one of us out there.''  http://es.pn/2dalloS 

Sep 28, 2016

Martin Prado and Marcell Ozuna have been chosen by Jose Fernandez's family to speak at the pitcher's funeral...  http://www.espn.com/espn/now?nowId=21-0572892028870860205-4 

Sep 28, 2016

I spent a week around Tim Tebow, and barely anything happened. @AdamRubinESPN shows up, and he goes deep on the first pitch.

Sep 28, 2016

The crowd chants "Jose" as Jose Fernandez's hearse passes by Marlins Park. Teammates and...  http://es.pn/2dloNcU  https://t.co/6hlz3MEdmX

Sep 28, 2016

The Jose Fernandez tribute began at 2 p.m. At 2:01, it started raining.  http://es.pn/2cBU0ry 

Sep 28, 2016

Rick Gerena, a Marlins fan from Coral Springs, Fla., talks about why Jose Fernandez's...  http://es.pn/2dlhAcH  https://t.co/fefoULxYEk


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