Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida
By CHARLIE McCARTHY  |  Last updated 8/4/13
MIAMI -- A 10-year anniversary celebration of the 2003 World Series championship enabled one of baseball's all-time greatest catchers to meet one of the game's rising young pitchers. Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez, say hello to Jose Fernandez. "He said, 'I would love just one day to have you behind the plate catching for me,' " Rodriguez said after meeting Fernandez for the first time in the Miami Marlins dugout on Sunday. "I said, 'Well, you came up a little too late. But I support you 100 percent and I'll support you in any way that I can. Just keep doing what you're doing.' " Rodriguez was among 17 players and coaches from the 2003 Marlins who took part in a on-field ceremony honoring the group's World Series title before Miami lost to Cleveland 2-0. Former manager Jack McKeon, 82, was in the house and looking good two months after undergoing heart bypass surgery. Former stars Rodriguez, Mike Lowell, Luis Castillo, Carl Pavano and FOX Sports Florida's Jeff Conine also were there. S...
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