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Report: Jose Fernandez at Fault For Fatal Boat Crash [READ]

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A report released March 16 by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said that former Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was at fault for the fatal boat crash September 25, 2016.

The crash claimed the lives of Fernandez and his two friends, Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Macias.

The report stated that Fernandez was the one who was responsible for all of the deaths in the incident, and committed two felonies in doing so. It says that the boat was traveling at about 65 miles per hour before making impact with a line of large rocks and boulders. A toxicology report found Fernandez to have a blood alcohol level of 0.147 percent along with the presence of cocaine in his blood.

The FFWCC continued in its 46-page finding that Fernandez operated the boat in a “reckless manner at an extremely high rate of speed in the darkness of the night in an area with known navigational hazards.”

Read the full document from the agency below:

Jose Fernandez Accident Report FWC by Grant Stern on Scribd

Marlins president David Samson issued a statement after the report was released. It said that nothing can take away from the positive impact Fernandez had on the Marlins and the Miami area.

Fernandez, who was a Cuban-born pitcher, was 24-years old when his 32-foot boat plowed into the Government Cut north jetty early in the morning in September, the Miami Herald reported.

The medical examiner had originally reported in October 2016 that the two passengers in Ferdnandez’s boat, Macias and Rivero, had alcohol in their system, but were not legally drunk, though Rivero also had cocaine in his blood.

The unexpected death of Fernandez and his friends occurred during the MLB season. It shocked the city of Miami and Fernandez’s teammates, who honored him for the remainder of the year and wore his No. 16 jersey in the first game following his death.

In the first game after Fernandez’s death, one of his friends on the roster, Dee Gordon, had an emotional display that ended with him breaking into tears. Prior to the game, he paid his respects on the pitcher’s mound and followed it up with a home run in Miami’s very first at-bat of the game. It was his first homer of the season.

Jose Fernandez Boat Accident Photos: Pictures From the Scene

Jose Fernandez, the Miami Marlins pitcher, has died at the age of 24 in a boating accident. Photos from the scene show the crashed boat near Miami Beach.

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USA vs. Dominican Republic Live Stream: How to Watch WBC Online

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Looking for a live stream of USA and Dominican Republic’s second-round matchup at the 2017 World Baseball Classic on Saturday night? There are a couple of different ways to watch, whether or not you have a cable subscription.

The Pool F finale, which will determine who advances to the semifinals, is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on MLB Network and ESPN Deportes (Spanish broadcast). If you can’t get a television, here’s a complete rundown of how to watch online or on various streaming devices:


USA vs. Dominican Republic Live Stream

DirecTV Now, Desktop

Users without a cable subscription can watch MLB Network via DirecTV Now, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. Here’s how to sign up for a free 7-day trial:

1) Click here to go to the DirecTV Now website

2) Click on “Start your free trial now” and then created an account

4) Select the channel package you want. Make sure to include at least the “Just Right” package, which includes MLB Network

5) Enter your payment information. The “Just Right” package costs $50 per month, but if you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged

6) Return to the DirecTV Now website to start watching on your desktop


DirecTV Now, Mobile & Streaming Devices

If you have a DirecTV Now subscription (read above to learn how to start a free trial), you can watch MLB Network’s coverage on mobile and other compatible devices via the DirecTV Now app, which is free to download in the following locations:

App Store (or Apple TV)

Google Play Store

Amazon App Store (or Amazon Fire TV)

The app is not yet available for Chromecast, Roku or Xbox One. You can click here for a complete list of devices compatible with the DirecTV Now app.


MLB Network, Desktop

Users with a cable or satellite subscription that includes MLB Network can watch a live stream of the game on the computer via MLB.com. In order to watch the stream, you’ll need to log in using your pay TV provider username and password.


MLB Network, Mobile & Streaming Devices

Cable subscribers looking to watch MLB Network’s coverage on mobile or other streaming device can do so via the MLB At Bat app, which can be downloaded for free in the following locations:

App Store

Google Play Store

Amazon App Store

Roku

You can click here for a list of devices that are compatible with MLB At Bat.

As is the case with desktop, you’ll need to log in using your pay TV provider username and password to access the stream.


WatchESPN, Desktop

Users with a cable or satellite subscription that includes ESPN can watch a live stream of the game in Spanish via WatchESPN.com. In order to watch the stream, you’ll need to log in using your pay TV provider username and password.


WatchESPN, Mobile & Streaming Devices

Cable subscribers looking to watch ESPN’s coverage of the game on their mobile or streaming devices can do so via the ESPN app, which is free to download at the following places:

App Store

Google Play store

Amazon App store

Windows Store

Roku

Xbox One

As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription to watch.

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Netherlands vs. Puerto Rico Live Stream: How to Watch WBC Online

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Looking for a live stream of the World Baseball Classic semifinal between Netherland and Puerto Rico on Monday night? There are a couple of different ways to watch, whether or not you have a cable subscription.

The game is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on MLB Network and ESPN Deportes (Spanish broadcast). If you can’t get a television, here’s a complete rundown of how to watch online or on various streaming devices:


Netherlands vs. Puerto Rico Live Stream

DirecTV Now, Desktop

Users without a cable subscription can watch MLB Network via DirecTV Now, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. Here’s how to sign up for a free 7-day trial:

1) Click here to go to the DirecTV Now website

2) Click on “Start your free trial now” and then created an account

4) Select the channel package you want. Make sure to include at least the “Just Right” package, which includes MLB Network

5) Enter your payment information. The “Just Right” package costs $50 per month, but if you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged

6) Return to the DirecTV Now website to start watching on your desktop


DirecTV Now, Mobile & Streaming Devices

If you have a DirecTV Now subscription (read above to learn how to start a free trial), you can watch MLB Network’s coverage on mobile and other compatible devices via the DirecTV Now app, which is free to download in the following locations:

App Store (or Apple TV)

Google Play Store

Amazon App Store (or Amazon Fire TV)

The app is not yet available for Chromecast, Roku or Xbox One. You can click here for a complete list of devices compatible with the DirecTV Now app.


MLB Network, Desktop

Users with a cable or satellite subscription that includes MLB Network can watch a live stream of the game on the computer via MLB.com. In order to watch the stream, you’ll need to log in using your pay TV provider username and password.


MLB Network, Mobile & Streaming Devices

Cable subscribers looking to watch MLB Network’s coverage on mobile or other streaming device can do so via the MLB At Bat app, which can be downloaded for free in the following locations:

App Store

Google Play Store

Amazon App Store

Roku

You can click here for a list of devices that are compatible with MLB At Bat.

As is the case with desktop, you’ll need to log in using your pay TV provider username and password to access the stream.


WatchESPN, Desktop

Users with a cable or satellite subscription that includes ESPN can watch a live stream of the game in Spanish via WatchESPN.com. In order to watch the stream, you’ll need to log in using your pay TV provider username and password.


WatchESPN, Mobile & Streaming Devices

Cable subscribers looking to watch ESPN’s coverage of the game on their mobile or streaming devices can do so via the ESPN app, which is free to download at the following places:

App Store

Google Play store

Amazon App store

Windows Store

Roku

Xbox One

As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription to watch.

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What Time & TV Channel Is the USA vs. Japan World Baseball Classic Semifinal?

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Seeking its first trip to the World Baseball Classic final, the United States takes on two-time champ Japan in a battle of powerhouses at the 2017 World Baseball Classic on Tuesday night.

Here’s a look at everything you need to know to watch the anticipated semifinal matchup:


USA vs. Japan, 2017 World Baseball Classic Semifinal

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Start Time: 9 p.m. ET (Full schedule here)

Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California

TV Channel, United States: MLB Network, ESPN Deportes (Spanish)

TV Channel, Japan: JSports, TBS, TV Asahi

TV Channel, Worldwide: You can click here for a list of international broadcasters

Live Stream, United States: MLB.com or WatchESPN (Spanish)


Preview

The United States, whose best finish at a World Baseball Classic tournament came in 2009 when it finished fourth, will send the Washington Nationals’ Tanner Roark to the mound:

Though the 30-year-old righty was fantastic for Washington last year–2.83 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 172 strikeouts in 210.0 innings–he was shelled in his only other WBC appearance, giving up three hits, two walks and three earned runs in 1.1 innings of relief against the Dominican Republic last Saturday.

“It should be a great game,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “Any day with pitching, you just never know. Roark can be dominant. Those guys are going to run the bases, they’re going to give you tough at-bats, they’re going to play good defense. I’m sure they’re going to bring out one of their top arms. So I expect it to be close.”

Japan is likely to counter with ace Tomoyuki Sugano. The 27-year-old, who has compiled a 2.34 ERA in four seasons with the Yomiuri Giants, has made two appearances in this year’s WBC, getting rocked for 11 hits, two home runs and five earned runs in 8.1 innings. With a 10:0 K:BB ratio over that span, though, you see his ability to shut hitters down when he’s on.

Considering these teams entered the tournament as two of the top three favorites (the third, the Dominican Republic, has been eliminated), coupled with the heightened passion that has been displayed during this year’s tournament, and this one has instant-classic potential.

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USA vs. Japan Live Stream: How to Watch WBC Semifinal Online

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Looking for a live stream of the World Baseball Classic semifinal between the United States and Japan on Tuesday night? There are a couple of different ways to watch, whether or not you have a cable subscription.

The game is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on MLB Network and ESPN Deportes (Spanish broadcast). If you can’t get a television, here’s a complete rundown of how to watch online or on various streaming devices:


USA vs. Japan Live Stream

DirecTV Now, Desktop

Users without a cable subscription can watch MLB Network via DirecTV Now, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. Here’s how to sign up for a free 7-day trial:

1) Click here to go to the DirecTV Now website

2) Click on “Start your free trial now” and then created an account

4) Select the channel package you want. Make sure to include at least the “Just Right” package, which includes MLB Network

5) Enter your payment information. The “Just Right” package costs $50 per month, but if you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged

6) Return to the DirecTV Now website to start watching on your desktop


DirecTV Now, Mobile & Streaming Devices

If you have a DirecTV Now subscription (read above to learn how to start a free trial), you can watch MLB Network’s coverage on mobile and other compatible devices via the DirecTV Now app, which is free to download in the following locations:

App Store (or Apple TV)

Google Play Store

Amazon App Store (or Amazon Fire TV)

The app is not yet available for Chromecast, Roku or Xbox One. You can click here for a complete list of devices compatible with the DirecTV Now app.


MLB Network, Desktop

Users with a cable or satellite subscription that includes MLB Network can watch a live stream of the game on the computer via MLB.com. In order to watch the stream, you’ll need to log in using your pay TV provider username and password.


MLB Network, Mobile & Streaming Devices

Cable subscribers looking to watch MLB Network’s coverage on mobile or other streaming device can do so via the MLB At Bat app, which can be downloaded for free in the following locations:

App Store

Google Play Store

Amazon App Store

Roku

You can click here for a list of devices that are compatible with MLB At Bat.

As is the case with desktop, you’ll need to log in using your pay TV provider username and password to access the stream.


WatchESPN, Desktop

Users with a cable or satellite subscription that includes ESPN can watch a live stream of the game in Spanish via WatchESPN.com. In order to watch the stream, you’ll need to log in using your pay TV provider username and password.


WatchESPN, Mobile & Streaming Devices

Cable subscribers looking to watch ESPN’s coverage of the game on their mobile or streaming devices can do so via the ESPN app, which is free to download at the following places:

App Store

Google Play store

Amazon App store

Windows Store

Roku

Xbox One

As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription to watch.


What Time & TV Channel Is the USA vs. Japan World Baseball Classic Semifinal?

USA and Japan meet for a spot in the World Baseball Classic final. Find out when and where to watch.

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World Series Odds 2017: Red Sox & Cubs Remain Favorites

Since the 2017 World Series champion odds were first posted early in the winter, the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs have been on a collision course.

Boston and Chicago are each listed at +450 to win the World Series with the start of the Major League Baseball regular season less than one week away, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. It might be best to cop a wait-and-see attitude until early-season results lead to the board being adjusted, since neither storied franchise holds great value at this juncture.

The size of Red Sox’s and Cubs’ respective fanbases also means they will draw a lot of action from diehards.

The Red Sox opened at +600, but their price has come down now that prognosticators see them as a clear favorite in the American League. Boston added LHP Chris Sale to shore up an already strong pitching staff and has a terrific young lineup with the likes of SS Xander Bogaerts and RF Mookie Betts.

The Cubs, who are attempting to become the first National League team to repeat as World Series champions since Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine of the mid-1970s, opened at +375. The price has come up since Chicago, as so often happens to a World Series-winning team, saw key cogs such as CF Dexter Fowler and closer Aroldis Chapman go elsewhere.

The reality for the Cubs is that they are set for years with their young infielders, consisting of SS Addison Russell, 2B Javier Baez, 3B Kris Bryant and 1B Anthony Rizzo. Slugger Kyle Schwarber is also starting the season with a healthy knee after missing nearly all of 2016.

Outcomes in postseason baseball are highly randomized – there has been a new champion every fall since 2001. Several other teams are capable of getting into the playoffs and then getting hot at the right time. The Cleveland Indians (+900) were that team last season and should have the pitching to be in the hunt in the AL Central, which isn’t exactly a loaded division.

Over in the NL, the Washington Nationals (+1100) might be the team to back from a cluster of contenders that includes the Los Angeles Dodgers (+1000) and San Francisco Giants (+1100). True, the Nationals have never won a postseason series, but this is the only season RF Bryce Harper and CF Adam Eaton will be together, so the NL East team might have to act like next season will be too late.

The New York Mets (+1400) are promising, but the fact starters Matt Harvey and Steven Matz are both having arm issues raises a red flag.

The Houston Astros (+1400) might be the closest thing to a darkhorse. Houston has been nurturing prospects slowly for several years and is ready to peak at a time when their competition in the AL West is mostly projected to regress (Texas Rangers), rebuild (L.A. Angels, Oakland Athletics) or remain the same old-same old (Seattle Mariners).

Only two teams in the last 13 seasons – the 2013 Red Sox and 2014 Giants – have won the World Series immediately following a season when they had a losing record.

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