Thinking about Jose Fernandez

AP via Lehigh Valley Live.

Moving story by Yahoo’s Jeff Passan about Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who died in a boating accident early Sunday morning.

Passan talked to a friend about the hours before Fernandez’s departure, and also described the shock and sadness of the day after.

Around Miami, they cried Monday, too. Jose Fernandez was this city, with his Cuban blood and his joie de vivre and his love of the water. That part hurt. The ocean that gave him freedom took his life. He spent as much time as he could on the water, with his friend Jessie Garcia, who brought Fernandez on sport-fishing expeditions all over.

Beautiful work about a wonderful player.


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