The baseball world lost one of it’s brightest young stars early Sunday morning when Miami Marlins ace right-hander Jose Fernandez and two of his friends were killed in a boating accident in Miami.
Authorities discovered the boat, and the bodies of the three victims, around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.
As news broke on Sunday the baseball world began to react immediately at the shocking, tragic news.
Our own Grant McAuley vividly remembers seeing Fernandez pitch for the first time in person:
Yasiel Puig Tweeted his love, respect and condolences:
David Ortiz said he does not have the words to describe the pain he is in:
Much like the world itself, MLB as a whole is stunned and devastated at the loss of Fernandez:
The Marlins organization Tweeted out a short statement and cancelled today’s game against the Braves:
And likewise, the Braves released this Tweet:
Braves players, current and past, took to Twitter this morning to leave their condolences and pay tribute to Fernandez the player and the man:
Braves’ first base coach Eddie Perez Tweeted a picture of Marlins Stadium this morning:
Such a tragic loss this morning. The reaction will continue to our in and we’ll gather more Tweets and posts and share them here.