Jose Fernandez had already authored an amazing life story, yet he left so many more chapters unfinished. He had just turned 24 at the end of July and was an expectant father. Oh, he was a decent pitcher too. Check out that link for a piece from the now-defunct Grantland on how Fernandez saved his mother from drowning when they defected from Cuba.
I’m still trying to come to grips with this loss, despite the fact that I never knew this man and surely never would have met him. I choked up trying to explain to my son how I was going to make it a point to enjoy the Cubs game because that’s what Jose would have wanted.