Jose Fernandez as a young up and coming baseball player for the Florida Marlins that died today in a boating accident in Miami.
Here in this touching video, former team member Eduardo Perez discusses his passing and what it will mean to his family and community. It is very touching.
True story: when Fernandez first came over to the US he spent time crawling on the floor of an airport bathroom trying to figure out how to flush and wash his hands because he didn’t realize that the toilets and sinks had motion sensors.ADVERTISEMENT
It’s funny in retrospect but also heartbreaking. Not to mention what he had to do to get out of Cuba in the first place. He jumped into the ocean at night to save his mother on his journey to the USA.