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Death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez puts game in perspective for Orioles

Death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez puts game in perspective for Orioles

Before the Orioles took the field at Camden Yards for their final regular-season home game Sunday afternoon, players sat at their lockers and their eyes were locked on the clubhouse television sets, where details about the death of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez were being broadcast.

Shock and solemnness took over. The Orioles are in a playoff race, but there was a solemn tone before Sunday’s game, as the sudden death of Fernandez, one of three people killed in a boating accident in Miami Beach early Sunday, resonated throughout baseball that there are things bigger than a game.

“It’s a reality check, huh?” Orioles manager Buck Showalter...

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