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[I have tried to put together my thoughts here. The original news is below.]

I don’t use the word “unbelievably” up there as a standard headline throw-in. I am barely typing these words, because I can’t believe what I’m seeing.

Here are the reports, and then we can all just digest. This is so sad. Jose Fernandez undoubtedly affected so many people – his family, his teammates, Marlins fans, baseball fans, the South Florida community – that it’s overwhelming me with terrible feelings.

Numbness sets in. Fernandez was 24. All we can do is hope that his family, his friends, and his teammates are able to get through this somehow. I couldn’t begin to understand how.

The Marlins have now confirmed the news, and today’s game against the Braves is cancelled.

UPDATE: Maybe I did it mostly to help myself process this news, but I wrote more on Fernandez here.

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