Mets Broadcasters Get Choked Up While Talking About Jose Fernandez (Video)
The tragic death of Marlins ace Jose Fernandez hit everyone in baseball like a ton of bricks. The Marlins are the ones struggling the most, as they were the ones who got to experience Fernandez’s joyful personality and incredible talent on a daily basis. But everybody in the game feels it.
On Monday night the Marlins paid tribute to their beloved teammate with a moving ceremony prior to their game against the Mets. It featured stirring renditions of ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ and the Star Spangled Banner, then an emotional speech by Giancarlo Stanton to his teammates out on the mound:
Right after the ceremony, Mets broadcasters Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, and Keith Hernandez had the unenviable task of sharing their thoughts on the passing of Fernandez, and they could barely hold back the tears.
Take a look:
After that, with no. 16 Fernandez jerseys on their backs, the Marlins went out and played a baseball game as a tribute to their friend. And what a game it was. Dee Gordon led off the game with an emotional home run, and the Marlins went on to win 7-3.
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