On Monday, the baseball world heard news that it absolutely did not need to hear – Miami Marlins Jose Fernandez was going on the disabled list with a strained right elbow, and that Tommy John surgery was a reasonable expectation. As a baseball fan, it’s awful. I can’t imagine how the 12 diehard Marlins fans out there – they must still be sitting in a corner rocking back and forth.
Anyway, because of the universal sense of despair about Fernandez’s injury, I thought it would be nice to break out the ol’ Real Tweets from Real People gimmick to see just how badly the baseball community (myself included) is taking this. The answer? Pretty, pretty poorly.
Please tell me this Jose Fernandez news is just a social experiment because one of his best friends is a surgeon & wanted to see reactions
— jasoncollette (@jasoncollette) May 13, 2014
Harvey, Bundy, Sano, Taillon, Parker, Moore, Griffin, and now maybe Jose Fernandez. Did MLB hire Job to succeed Selig as commish?
— Dan Szymborski (@DSzymborski) May 13, 2014
It's also Donald Sterling's fault Jose Fernandez hurt his elbow.
— Brett Anderson (@BAnderson_30) May 13, 2014
Jose Fernandez MRI reveals God, wrapped inextricably around right elbow ligament. "truth be told we kind of suspected as much," says doctor
— Jeff Sullivan (@based_ball) May 12, 2014
WHICH ONE OF YOU BROKE JOSE FERNANDEZ
— keithlaw (@keithlaw) May 12, 2014
Placing myself on the 15-day disabled list with emotions about Jose Fernandez
— Ben Lindbergh (@ben_lindbergh) May 12, 2014
ten years ago we had matt harvey, matt moore, and jose fernandez and now there is no such thing as a pitching prospect
— Ha Ha Riker-Liker (@andymoney69) May 12, 2014
first Beyonce now Jose Fernandez I am going back to bed today is awful
— Lana Berry (@Lana) May 12, 2014
I don’t have anything else to add. This sucks.