Comments on: Winter Leagues Update: Playoff Schedule and Notes http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/winter-leagues-update-playoff-schedule-and-notes.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/winter-leagues-update-playoff-schedule-and-notes.html#comment-23564 Wed, 02 Jan 2013 13:46:29 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=45384#comment-23564 There is more info in the link at the beginning of that sentence, but basically, the harsh details are that his team was eliminated from the playoffs, so he signed to play with another team, which just happened to be the biggest rival of his team. It’s a common practice during Winter ball, but one his fans couldn’t accept.. He’s played six years in the majors and always plays winter ball, so he is a very popular player down there. Fans of his team, according to Hernandez, threatened to burn him alive, if he dared to put on the Aguilas(Eagles) uniform.
So he backed out, citing concerns about himself, his family and friends…apparently some of the other threats involved his loved ones

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By: NorCal Buc http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/01/winter-leagues-update-playoff-schedule-and-notes.html#comment-23563 Wed, 02 Jan 2013 13:09:36 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=45384#comment-23563 “Anderson Hernandez planned to play for Aguilas after his team was eliminated, but he backed out due to death threats from fans of his own team.”

Death threats?! What’s that about, John? And I thought American sports had over zealous fans!

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