The Marlins have plans to unveil a “larger than life” statue of late pitcher Jose Fernandez in the fall at Marlins Park, but some are unhappy about the commission.
Protesters say erecting the statue sends the wrong message to the public about operating motor vehicles while impaired, and they don’t want the team to go through with the statue.
“I just think we have to be very careful about hinting and memorializing a Cheap Chelsea Jerseys person who would’ve been charged with two counts of manslaughter had he survived,” Mothers Against Drunk Driving advocate Sally Matson said, via NBC Miami. “We can’t condone the drinking and drugged driving.”
“The way I play it, some people don’t like that. I think the fans like it a little more. The folks up top may not like it quite as much, the sabermetric guys, things like that, catching balls out of my range, or however they do it. I try to get myself in the best position to try to get us on and off the field as quick as possible. That’s my goal.”
Rasmus slashed a measly .206/.286/.355 for the disappointing Astros in 2016. He did hit 15 home runs in only 107 games, but he has never eclipsed 25 home runs in a season or hit .280.
Rasmus does offer an intriguing option in Tampa Bay’s lineup after the Rays traded Logan Forsythe to the Dodgers.
Still, this signing likely won’t soothe star Evan Longoria’s dismay. He has very little protection in an underwhelming lineup.