Jose Fernandez spoke often of his grandmother, Olga, throughtout his rookie season with the Marlins, lamenting the fact she was in Cuba and unable to see him pitch. On Sunday, though, Fernandez saw her in South Florida when Cuban authorities granted her permission to visit.
The reunion could continue to have a happy outcome Monday when the Baseball Writers' Asssociation of America announce the N.L. Rookie of the Year Award. Fernandez, 21, is considered a strong favorite to win the coveted award.
Here's a touching story written by the Herald's Dan LeBatard at the All-Star break when he managed to talk to Olga.
"She's the love of my life ... my everything," Fernandez said via Twitter.
Here are some photos taken during their visit that were sent out by the Marlins on Sunday: