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MIAMI -- Investigators are trying to determine whether Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was at the wheel of his sportfishing boat when it slammed into a jetty in the early-morning darkness, killing him and two others on board. Cheap MLB Jerseys .The three men died when the 32-foot SeaVee slammed into rocks jutting off the southern tip of South Beach at about 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Miami-Dade Medical Examiners Office. A Coast Guard crew going out on patrol discovered the wreck about 15 minutes later.The boat registered to Fernandez had landed upside-down, with its engines partially submerged, its bow pointed skyward and debris scattered over the large jagged rocks. Investigators are now examining the wreck at a secure facility, according to Monday statement by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.Theres no immediate indication that alcohol or drugs were involved, commission spokesman Lorenzo Veloz said.Also killed were Emilio Macias, 27, and Eduardo Rivero, 25, according to Darren Caprara, operations director of the medical examiners office.The wreck happened at the mouth of Miamis Government Cut, a busy channel for cargo and cruise ships, smaller fishing boats and personal watercraft. While the area is well lit at night by South Beachs neon hotels and condominiums, this also creates a glare that can make spotting a safe route through the channel more difficult, said Terry Claus, a fishing charter captain.Especially if youre going fast, theres too much to take in, Claus said. Theres a lot of lights, theres a lot of markers for the cruise ships -- red lights flashing, green lights flashing, white lights flashing, and theres a lot of boats running around. You have to be alert, and you have to slow down.Nighttime speed limits have been established in the waters off Miami for holidays, but officials have resisted requiring licenses and safety training for adult boaters, said Claus, who advocated for tougher safety regulations after a July 4, 2014, crash in Biscayne Bay killed four people.News photos of the boat involved in Fernandezs death appear to show that it had blue interior lights, a decorative feature that Claus said could have impaired the drivers vision if they were on.Youre surrounded by all this blue light, and you cant see whats in front of you, Claus said Monday. A boater safety course would have explained the danger, he added.Those blue lights are supposed to be on at the dock to make the boat look pretty, but when youre on the ocean, everyone can see you but you cant see anyone else.Wildlife commission spokesman Rob Klepper said he could not confirm whether the vessel had interior lights that may have impaired the drivers vision.At 3:15 on Sunday, it was nearing high tide and the jetty that protects its entrance was partially submerged. So if the boat was going fast enough for the bow to rise out of the water, then its very possible that he could not see any of those rocks in front of him, Claus said. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic . Louis Blues. Shane Hnidy joins Brian Munz for the broadcast on TSN 1290 Radio at 7pm ct. Cheap Cardinals Jerseys Authentic . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. http://www.cheapstlouiscardinalsjerseys.com/ . With Parker having a quiet game for once, Nicolas Batum and Boris Diaw provided the scoring as France won its first major basketball title by beating Lithuania 80-66 on Sunday. It was a victory that ended a decade of frustration for Parker and a talented French generation, which lost the final against Spain two years ago and took bronze in 2005. CLEVELAND -- While his dad sat on a bucket in their backyard catching, little Josh Tomlin pretended he was pitching in the World Series.Hes about to do it for real.And his dad, Jerry, recently paralyzed from the chest down following a medical scare that threatened his life, will be there in Chicago watching.It will mean everything, said Tomlin, who will start Game 3 at Wrigley Field. Weve talked about this, shoot, since I was 3 or 4 years old. I can remember having conversations with him -- `Bases loaded, full count, bottom of the ninth, so and so is up to bat. What are you going to throw him?Lets go fastball, Tomlin said, and Id throw a fastball and on strike three wed jump up and throw our gloves and stuff like that. It was cool to be able to look back and think, man, I was doing that when I was 4 years old and now Im actually going to live it and hes actually going to get to see it.Thats pretty special to me and something Ill never forget for the rest of my life.Jerry Tomlin is Texas tough, the kind of rugged guy who never missed a day of work and lives life head on -- sometimes going too hard.He played football in high school and he always told me he was the guy on the kickoff who would go down there and break up the wedge. He was just crazy, said Tomlin, who helped rescue Clevelands bandaged rotation with strong performances in the AL Division Series against Boston and AL Championship Series versus Toronto. Hes been working since he was probably 12 or 13 years old until this incident happened.In August, Jerry was working at a power plant in Whitehouse, Texas, when he fell ill, his stomach tied in knots. With the pain worsening, he was taken to a hospital where doctors initially thought the problem was being caused by his gall bladder.Thats when things took a critical turn as Tomlins body went numb. He underwent an MRI and numerous tests, and the 57-year-old was rushed into surgery after he was diagnosed with arteriovenous malfunction, a condition that affects blood circulation near the spine.Josh Tomlin, already in the midst of one of the worst months of his career, rushed home after the Indians arranged a private jet so he could get there quickly to see his dad and be there for his mom, Elana. The pitcher made the trip fearing his dad might not survive.The procedure saved Jerryys life, but it has left him in a wheelchair with a long, difficult road to recovery ahead. Cheap Cardinals Jerseys China. Its not known if hell walk again.After spending nearly two months in a rehab facility in Dallas, he was released last week -- on Joshs 32nd birthday. Jerry watched from his living room as the Indians clinched their first AL pennant since 2007.The Tomlins are incredibly close, their bond strengthened by their love of baseball.I talk to him every single day, him and my mom both, Tomlin said. Ive got a great relationship with them. Theyve been a huge part of my life and a huge part of my success in the big leagues.Jerry and Elena will be accompanied to Chicago by Tomlins aunt and uncle, and theyll stay at the team hotel. Josh intends to spend time with his dad on Thursday night before he faces the Cubs.While his dad was sick, Tomlin was pitching himself out of the Indians rotation. He went 0-5 in August with an 11.48 ERA, and while he never used his fathers situation as an excuse, it clearly affected his performance.The ballpark was a sanctuary, giving Tomlin a place to clear his mind and where he felt a connection -- with his dad.I think he actually thought that being here and with his teammates was helping him, Indians manager Terry Francona said. I told him many times, the minute you feel like you want to be home, even if its for your mom, well handle this. But he had a lot going on. That was tough.So is Tomlin, who stepped up after the Indians lost starters Danny Salazar and Carlos Carrasco to injuries in September. His team needed him and Tomlin came through, delivering the way his dad taught him.Hes always coached me, Tomlin said. Ive heard that from a lot of my friends that played for him -- hes one of the better motivators. Hes very intense. He would yell at you and try to get the most out of you, but he treated you like a man. He expected a lot out of you, but it wasnt like he was mad if you made a mistake.If you did things the right way and always gave 100 percent, he was in your corner.Jerry Tomlin will be there again when his son pitches on baseballs biggest stage, the one they played on before.Im just looking forward to seeing him, Tomlin said. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '