Jose Fernandez was already having a pretty great week when he won the National League Rookie of the Year Award on Monday. It got even better when the 20-year-old was reunited with his grandmother for the first time since defecting from Cuba along with his mother and sister in 2008 prior to winning the award.
It’s a great, emotional moment that not even the presence of Jeffrey Loria can ruin. Say what you will about Loria and how he swindled the city of Miami to pay for his new stadium, but he does seem to have a genuine affection for his players.
We also need to track down Brian McCann to make sure Fernandez’s emotions during the video were being handled, “the right way.”