This is another reason why baseball is the greatest sport on earth. It really makes you feel. Was this the biggest moment of the season? Emotionally, it had to be.
Consider it was Dee Gordon who hit his first home run of the season in the Marlins’ emotional win tonight. Gordon said it best after the game.
“If y’all don’t believe in God, y’all might as well start. I never hit a ball that far, even in BP.” -Dee Gordon
— Casey Fisk (@FiskPT) September 27, 2016
The unprecedented loss of Jose Fernandez is never going to go away, and the Marlins probably never recover as an organization. But this was clearly their night for their fallen teammate. And damn if I wasn’t happy for them inside.
You can watch the end of the toughest night in Marlins franchise history here. It’s an amazing tribute to their friend.