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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

To grieve Jose Fernandez’s death, Giancarlo Stanton took life-changing journey

And now, nearly six months after the tragic passing of his Miami Marlins teammate, Jose Fernandez, Stanton admits that he looks at baseball through different eyes.

He has learned to “enjoy the moment,” he says, forcefully, “and understand this is the best time of my life—and have joy with it.”

How did he get to this place? Where did he turn to find the solace and healing he needed after Fernandez’s shocking death last September?

On the streets of Barcelona and the beaches of Brazil. At the foot of the pyramids in Egypt and in the alluring smell of bakeries in Paris. It was a trip that took him to eight countries on three continents last fall.

“It’s the longest trip I’ve ever done,” Stanton says, “and the most meaningful.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 15, 2017 at 03:09 PM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: giancarlo stanton, jose fernandez, marlins

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   1. Khrushin it bro Posted: March 15, 2017 at 03:48 PM (#5417871)
Is it safe to go to the pyramids anymore? I've gone to some sketchy spots but I thought Egypt was bad right now.
   2. Rally Posted: March 15, 2017 at 05:13 PM (#5417949)
Last I heard construction was finished so they aren't conscripting any more slave labor.
   3. jmurph Posted: March 15, 2017 at 05:22 PM (#5417961)
Is it safe to go to the pyramids anymore?

Made me think of this:

Yeah, we didn't go to Dallas. Yeah, cause Jackie Onassis said
That it ain't safe for Catholics yet
Think about what they pulled on Kennedy
And then think about his security
Yeah, then think about what they might try to pull on you and me
   4. Fadeaway: The Baseball History Podcast Posted: March 15, 2017 at 06:05 PM (#5418009)
Great piece. Worth the read.
   5. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: March 15, 2017 at 06:08 PM (#5418011)

Is it safe to go to the pyramids anymore?

I have friends who have been recently without issues, but I don't know the details of how they went. I imagine you'd want good travel insurance.
   6. Cris E Posted: March 15, 2017 at 06:39 PM (#5418024)
Pretty sure A) Stanton wasn't staying in the most dangerous parts of town and B) is still a ripped 6'6" 250.
   7. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: March 15, 2017 at 06:50 PM (#5418030)
Pretty sure A) Stanton wasn't staying in the most dangerous parts of town and B) is still a ripped 6'6" 250.

Neither of which protect you against a terrorist bomb or AK-47.
   8. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: March 15, 2017 at 07:26 PM (#5418053)
Is it safe to go to the pyramids anymore?


You're kidding right? The pyramids have thousands of tourists each day. You are more likely to get shot buying petrol in some random suburb of an American city then be blown up by the pathetic group of people calling themselves terrorists these days.

On the streets of Barcelona and the beaches of Brazil. At the foot of the pyramids in Egypt and in the alluring smell of bakeries in Paris. It was a trip that took him to eight countries on three continents last fall.


Ah to have both time and money. 2 commodities I seem to always be a bit short on. My whole life is bound by the premise of being a day late and a buck short.

I did that trip over 30 years ago as a backpacker, staying in hostels and spending about $30 day. The budget was only that high because the alcohol and cigarette portion was $15 alone.
I assume Stanton stayed in nicer places then I did.
   9. Khrushin it bro Posted: March 15, 2017 at 07:45 PM (#5418060)
Is it safe to go to the pyramids anymore?


You're kidding right? The pyramids have thousands of tourists each day. You are more likely to get shot buying petrol in some random suburb of an American city then be blown up by the pathetic group of people calling themselves terrorists these days.


At one point a year or 2 ago there seemed to be a lot of conflict in the country.

beaches of Brazil


I have been there and was pretty worried about getting robbed or people with AK-47's being on the other end of a long tunnel. The most dangerous thing ended up getting ditched by the chick I visited and a foot away from a homeless guy taking a crap on my foot one night.
   10. PreservedFish Posted: March 15, 2017 at 08:50 PM (#5418080)
I have a 2-year old and I'm counting the days until he's off to college. I'll be retiring and traveling like a maniac ASAP, and if I don't have the money for it, I'll be that weird old man in the hostel bunk room.
   11. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: March 16, 2017 at 02:47 AM (#5418150)
At one point a year or 2 ago there seemed to be a lot of conflict in the country.


It's the 3rd world, there's conflict every year or 2 in most of these places. Egypt survives on tourism, it's a large part of their GDP.

   12. Howie Menckel Posted: March 16, 2017 at 08:59 AM (#5418176)
fwiw
"Marlins pitching ace Jose Fernandez was at the controls of his speeding boat when it crashed into a rock jetty of the coast of Miami Beach last September, killing the 24-year-old All-Star and his two passengers, investigators have concluded.

The vessel was traveling at more than 65 miles an hour and Fernandez was over the legal limit for alcohol and had evidence of cocaine in his system when at the time of the Sept. 25 crash, according a report released Thursday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission."
   13. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: March 16, 2017 at 10:09 AM (#5418205)
Egypt survives on tourism, it's a large part of their GDP.

And for that reason there have been several high profile attacks trageting tourists.
   14. PreservedFish Posted: March 16, 2017 at 10:21 AM (#5418213)
This is an interesting map. It looks like Egypt is not one of the top 10 most terroritsy places in the world, but not still not good.

Of course this doesn't show the actual danger of violence, which is probably very difficult to estimate.
   15. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: March 16, 2017 at 10:55 AM (#5418228)
As I'm reading this thread, "Walk Like An Egyptian" comes on the radio.

What are the odds...?
   16. Russ Posted: March 16, 2017 at 11:17 AM (#5418238)
As I'm reading this thread, "Walk Like An Egyptian" comes on the radio.

What are the odds...?


Depends on the station.

   17. Hysterical & Useless Posted: March 16, 2017 at 12:02 PM (#5418268)
What are the odds...?


Depends on the station.


And how fast you read.

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