When the tears paused and a lead grew Monday night, the Miami Marlins got to honoring Jose Fernandez by playing baseball the way he did: successfully, and with a smile.
The Marlins beat the Mets, 7-3, in a game that was so much more. A day after the sudden death of Fernandez, their ace and friend, in a boating accident off Miami Beach, the Marlins began wading together through the early stages of unimaginable loss, when nobody is sure what to do or when to do it but you wake up and do your day anyway.
At Marlins Park in Little Havana, that included baseball.
"Jose would not want us sitting around. That's what everyone always says, right?" Marlins president...