Dee Gordon paid tribute to Jose Fernandez by batting from the right side of the plate, then he homered
There was not a dry eye in the stadium before the Marlins' 7-4 victory against the Mets on Monday. Just a day after
During a beautiful pregame tribute, the Marlins took the field in Fernandez's No. 16 jersey:
And drew his number into the dirt around home plate and the mound:
The two teams even came together in embrace:
When it was the Marlins turn to come to bat in the bottom of the first, the left-handed-hitting
That's a touching and heartbreaking tribute you could never plan for.
When the game was over, the Marlins again joined around the mound that Fernandez was so dominant on. They kneeled down and left their caps to remember their teammate and friend.