TampaBay- The original Alonso High School baseball jersey worn by Jose Fernandez disappeared after Wednesday night's vigil for the Miami Marlins pitcher, who died in a boating crash Sunday, according to the Hillsborough County School District.
The school filed a police report with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. As Coach Landy Faedo and others were cleaning up the baseball field after the vigil, they realized the jersey was missing. It had been hanging in the dugout during the ceremony.
The Sheriff's Office said it has no surveillance footage, but that the jersey was taken sometime between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
I have a question. Unfortunately I have been on this planet far too long for that question to be as simple as "what kind of disrespectful jerk-off steals a high school baseball jersey that's been hung to honor the life of the person that used to wear it?". Nope. That would be way too easy to answer, because the world is full of horrible, shitty human beings.
Instead my question is "what the hell does one do with a stolen José Fernández high school jersey?". I'm guessing that a person doesn't take a dead man's jersey from his vigil and hang it on their wall, because that seems like a pretty good way to instigate a handicapped match against the tag team of Fate and Karma. Therefore I'm assuming this was an attempt to profit off it? I know they say you shouldn't knock the hustle, but what if you're just knocking to offer up some advice? I'm not exactly an expert on flipping valuables, but it seems like it should be pretty easy to catch the guy that's selling a 1-of-1 José Fernández high school baseball jersey on the internet. Not only is the person that took said jersey a heartless fuckhead, but he's a heartless fuckhead that's not what you would call a "forward thinker". Chances are the person who did this is sitting on his bed, looking at that jersey hanging in their closet, and saying to himself "what the fuck am I going to do with this now?". Way to go idiot. Your petty theft gained you ZERO dollars and potentially the ire of a spirit whose spent the last few days helping his closest buddies hit Major League dingers from the afterlife. Let's see how that one works out for you.