New details continue to emerge about the final hours before Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and two others were killed in a deadly boating accident.

The final hours

Fernandez was reported to have argued with his pregnant girlfriend recently and planned to use the late night boat ride as an opportunity to blow off some steam. He invited Eddy Rivero and Emilio Macias to join him on the excursion, but also invited several teammates, including starting outfield Marcell Ozuna, who declined the opportunity to spend time with his family, but advised Fernandez not to go out.

Prior to the deadly boat ride, Fernandez and at least one of his fellow shipmates were spotted at a popular Miami restaurant, American Social, which had an area where he could potentially dock his boat.

While toxicology results are pending, there is currently no evidence Fernandez or the others had alcohol or drugs in their system, with speed being the primary reason for the crash.

Rivero had an eerie text exchange with a friend prior to boarding the boat, saying that he'd be careful because it wasn't his time to die yet. The friend, Will Bernal, also made sure that Rivero kept the tracker on his iPhone active so his friend could track the movements of the boat.

The aftermath

"USA Today" reported that on Tuesday, a bag with four signed Jose Fernandez baseballs and his personal checkbook washed ashore a Miami beach and was turned in by a passerby, a potentially grim reminder of the kind spirit Fernandez possessed.

The Marlins returned to the field on Monday night, honoring Fernandez in a solemn pregame ceremony involving a lone trumpeter playing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." Each member of the team wore a jersey with Fernandez's name and number, and second baseman Dee Gordon wore Fernandez's batting helmet for the first pitch of the game.

Gordon proceeded to hit his first home run of the season and rounded the bases with tears in his eyes, a moment of divine intervention he would later claim.

Fernandez's #16 was spray-painted into the mound of Marlins Park and team owner Jeffrey Loria has vowed that nobody will ever wear his number for the team again.

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