It's difficult to put into words the kinds of healing power the game of baseball has. After the tragic boating accident that killed three men in Miami over the weekend, including Miami Marlins star Jose Fernandez, the Marlins put on an emotional tribute to their lost leader.
When it came time for the game, Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon stepped into the batter's box on the right side (he's a lefty) imitating the batting stance of his fallen friend. But then, after switching over to his normal left side of the plate, Gordon smashed a home run into the right field seats, his first round-tripper of the season and just the ninth of his career.
Gordon was visibly emotional as he rounded the bases and broke down as his teammates embraced him in the dugout.
It's not easy to be going through what these men, those who were closest to Fernandez, are now experiencing. But, in the aftermath of a terrible tragedy, the loss of a promising life at such a young age, comes a night that those closest to him will always be able to remember and smile.
This was an unbelievable moment. Chills.