As you all know, a superstar was taken far too early from us. On September 25, 2016, Marlins young flamethrower and future Cy Young winner, Jose Fernandez, was one of three tragically killed in a boating accident off the coast of Miami. Quick recap, the boat he and the other two passengers were in went full speed into a jetty, killing them all on impact.
Early investigation of the boat revealed no signs of alcohol or drugs on the boat or on the three young men, and the baseball world was left looking for answers.
Well today, they finally got the answers as to what happened. The answer: Jose Fernandez, upon further investigation, had cocaine in his blood. He also had twice the legal amount of alcohol in his body upon his death. A total shame that this had to happen, but mixing cocaine, alcohol, and driving a boat at top speed in the middle of the night; what can you expect?
The death of Jose Fernandez was tragic, indeed, but let it be known that this could've been prevented had he made better decisions.
Now that we all have answers, we can learn from his mistakes and start to move on from this tragic loss from the game of baseball.
So to all of you who read this, please make smart choices. Don't let your own selfish desires be so severe that you run the risk of putting your family in a state of complete grief. We all can learn from this situation that life is far too short to do anything that might take it away too soon. This is also a testament to those who think they're invincible, because nobody is.
RIP Jose Fernandez, you were taken from us far too soon, and you will continue to be missed around the game.