Today is a sad day for any sports fan, Jose Fernandez, pitcher for the Miami Marlins was announced dead this morning. He was killed in a freak boating accident at about 3am this morning off the shore of Miami Beach. As soon as I heard about the news this morning I had flashbacks to when I was a little kid and had learned Sean Taylor, safety for the Washington Redskins, had died, it was a nauseating feeling that just seemed to sit with me. Today I feel that same feeling, it's so sad to see a 24 year old young man with all the potential in the world gone far too soon, the part that makes it worse was he enjoyed every breathe he took on the baseball diamond. He was a genuinely amazing human being that I never heard a single bad thing said about. He was quite the entertainer for the fans, he always put on a show, and he always did it with a smile on his face. I remember watching him earlier this year against the Mets, and he would just mow through the Mets lineup without breaking a sweat, and I'd think to myself this kid is the next special thing in this league. Now we will never get to see him blossom into the player he would've been, and frankly that sucks. I'll always have that thought in my head of how great Jose Fernandez would've been if God didn't take him so soon. The way he played though just through his very short career was impressive to say the least, he sported a career 2.52 ERA, had like 38 wins, 17 loses, and 589 strikeouts. He was the real deal, he was such a positive guy which makes this so much harder to swallow, like why must they take away the guy that appreciated every moment he had on that field, he never took it for granted. He was an electric young pitcher who left many fans in awe after watching him leave the mound after a dominate inning, unfortunately we will never get to see him dominate a lineup or crack a world class smile again. I feel awful for his family and friends that had a real connection with this wonderful human being, I wouldn't even be able to imagine what this must feel like for his parents, knowing your son had an entire life of joy, memories, and doing what he loves taken away from him the blink of an eye. This is horrible day in the sports community, I feel for all of his Miami Marlins teammates, and I hope to god I wake up from this nightmare. RIP Jose Fernandez gone way too soon but you will never be forgotten.