Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez hits home run, watches it far too long, benches clear (GIF)

Sep 11, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) and Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann (16) both are separated at home plate by home plate umpire Sam Holbrook (34) during the sixth inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez has destroyed anything standing in his way this season.

At just 22 years old, what Fernandez has done during his rookie year is nothing short of historic.

Owner of a paltry 2.23 ERA, the Cuban native should have no problem being an annual selection at the Major League All-Star game. Though, he may be lacking friends when he attends.

Despite his all-world ability, Fernandez isn’t exactly shy when it comes to hiding it, at least not on the field. He showed that this evening, not on the mound but at the plate when he clobbered a monster home run over the right center field wall and had no problems taking a fifteen minute pimp stroll in the process.

It was a bit too long for the opposing Atlanta Braves, who weren’t overly thrilled with Fernandez’s gawking. Taking offense to the rookies ‘trot’, the Braves (namely Brian McCann, who said something to Fernandez when he touched home plate) cleared the bench though order was quickly restored without further incident.

Tonight could possibly be the final start of the season for Fernandez as the Marlins don’t want to overwork their young ace, but if it is, he certainly went out with a boom – literally.

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  • Jon

    21 years old*

  • Jon

    He didn’t just do that out of nowhere, Chris Johnson started everything by running his mouth in the 6th inning after crushing a fastball. He started jawing about how Jose couldn’t get that past him, then the jawing continued in the dugout. Johnson’s fault, no question about it.

  • Antepenultimo DIaz

    Standing at the plate to admire a homer is a habit among cuban baseball players. McCann is a asshole, as well as his team mates who could not stand that a 21 years old rookie managed to defeat ‘em.