The death of Jose Fernandez was shocking and tragic. I remember waking up that Sunday morning and being in utter disbelief. I had notifications and texts about the horrible news and just couldn't believe it. I didn't want to believe it. I wrote about it that day rip-jose-fernanez.html and just thinking about it more now bums me out. Being so close to his age (about 6 months older not that it matters) and just being such a big fan of his really shook me up. It's cliche but life really can end any second. One second you're here, the next you're not. I can't believe it's already been six months. You move on and go about your life, like I don't think about him everyday or anything like that but it still shakes me up thinking about this because that could happen to anybody. I know I get reads from adults on Facebook but I'm talking to them too because I know they were young once, let's not act like every single person hasn't been intoxicated and done something they shouldn't have done.
Now toxicology reports and the investigation are out. It claims Fernandez was operating the boat at the time of the crash (although I've read multiple sources that still believe you can't 100% prove it) and that he was legally drunk and had cocaine in his system at the time of the crash.
What I don't understand is how everybody is so shocked?
I'm gonna be real for a second, if you didn't think those three guys were drunk and doing blow you're an idiot. They were out on a boat in the middle of the night in MIAMI. What the hell else do you think was going down? When I picture Miami I just think of boats and coke. That's all that goes on down there. Did you really need a toxicology report to figure out they were fucked up at the time? It sucks thats what happened but that doesn't change the fact that it's an absolute tragedy. Three men under the age of 30 are dead. Three families lost their son. Never coming back. They all made a huge mistake by being out there. Nobody should ever go out on a boat after dark, especially with no lights, but dragging Jose's name through the mud isn't going to change anything. He did a lot of great things in his life off the baseball field and was a great ambassador for the Cuban people living in Miami. I think if there's anything that can come out of this tragedy it's that it doesn't matter how rich or successful you are. Anybody can fuck up and have end up costing them their life. Everybody just needs to realize they aren't invincible and it could all end at any moment.