As Regular Season Winds Down, Jose Fernandez' Death Casts Pall Over Baseball

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Miami Marlins owner,  Jeffrey Loria (L), along with players and other members of the Marlins organization and their fans, gather next to the hearse carrying Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez to pay their respects as they pass in front of Marlins Park on Sept. 28, 2016, in Miami. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Thousands of fans filed past the casket of Jose Fernandez in Miami last night. The 24-year-old Miami Marlins pitcher was killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning.

The former rookie of the year was one of the bright young stars of baseball, and his death comes as the regular season winds down and the playoffs approach.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca.


Mike Pesca, Here & Now sports analyst, host of the daily podcast The Gist. He tweets @pescami.

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