Posted June 19, 2013 on AP on Fox
Miami Marlins rookie right-hander Jose Fernandez phoned his mom one night last week and told her he had been demoted to Double-A. Given his 2.72 ERA at the time, the news sounded like a joke - which it was. ''I told her, `Hey, Mom, I'm kidding. I'm going to the All-Star Game,''' Fernandez said Monday. ''She started crying.'' Maritza Fernandez quickly forgave her son's high jinks, and she'll happily accompany him to the game in New York next week. The 20-year-old was selected Saturday as the Marlins' representative. He said the trip will be a learning experience, and he'll be all ears in the National League clubhouse and dugout. ''I'm going to listen to those guys,'' he said. ''They're the best in the game. Whatever they say must be good, because they're the best. I don't want to be the kid who goes to everybody asking questions; that's not the way I am. But I'm going to s...
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