The Miami Marlins were savoring a rare victory, thanks to pitcher Jose Fernandez's latest gem. A team official attempted to engage the rookie in a discussion as highlights of his performance began showing on the clubhouse television.
Mesmerized, Fernandez walked away from the conversation and toward the TV.
''Come on, dude,'' the Marlins official grumbled.
''Hey, I want to see this, bro,'' Fernandez replied.
For the 20-year-old Cuban defector, it's all new - pitching in the majors, winning games, seeing himself on TV. When he's not on the mound, he often hangs over the dugout railing, captivated by the action and cheering on a team with the worst record in the majors.
If Fernandez acts as though he's trying to enjoy every moment, he is.
''I keep saying, `I'm here, and I want to have fun,''' he said.
While fun has been in short supply for the Marlins, Fernandez is making their season more bearable. The precocious right-hander is 4-3, remarkable considering the rest of the pitc...