It was the day before last year’s All-Star game. Jose Fernandez pulled his agent aside.
“I need to let you know something,” Fernandez told Scott Boras. “Next year, I’m going to start that All-Star game in Miami.”
This All-Star game, to be played Tuesday at Marlins Park, is for the 71 players selected and for the one who lost his life in a boating accident in September, only five days after he had announced his girlfriend was pregnant with the couple’s first child.
Fernandez moved to Florida after escaping Cuba, later becoming an American citizen and embracing the Miami community. The Marlins have two All-Stars in Tuesday’s game, but...