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MLB Bullets Mourns Jose Fernandez

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The baseball world reacts to the passing of a young star. And a few other things that don’t seem important at the moment.

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Today, most of the stories are going to be about Jose Fernandez. It doesn’t happen often that a young star is taken from us, but when it does, it hits the baseball community hard. I must say, I even feel guilty about that article I wrote just last Thursday about whether the Cubs should trade for him. It’s ridiculous: there was nothing in that article that was anything but praise for Fernandez and there’s no cause and effect between me writing about him and his passing. I did write about him as a commodity to be bought and sold, but we do that to everyone in this game. And now he’s gone.

So there’s a lot of stories about Fernandez. Read whichever ones you want from whichever writers you prefer. As many as you can until you can’t take any more.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. It has to be. We’ll all be better tomorrow. Rest in peace, Jose.