Like many of you, I woke up this morning with the news that the Marlins pitching ace, Jose Fernandez tragically died in a boating accident last night. I’m not using the label “ace” lightly here. Fernandez was a bright star with not only filthy and devastating pitches, but the ability to use his stuff to shut down other teams consistently. At the age of 24, he was on a sure path to be one of the greats. Keep in mind, he was a Cuban defector. He snuck out of Cuba on a boat to Mexico, and hid from the law to make his way to America.
I spent some time today to make a tribute to this all star who’s life was much too short.
If you have any doubt how much Jose Fernandez loved this game check this out.