Around an hour after the Cubs clinched their first pennant since 1945, sending them into the World Series to face the Indians, Marlins shortstop Dee Gordon shared a moving anecdote about his late teammate, Jose Fernandez.
Gordon—who homered in his first at bat following Fernandez’s tragic death this year and claimed he had never hit a baseball that far—tweeted that Fernandez told him the Cubs and Indians were the two best lineups he had ever faced.
First there was the Gordon home run, then a grand slam by Aldemys Diaz (the childhood friend of Fernandez), and now this. Fernandez must be watching from above.
– Kenny Ducey