Bryce Harper Pays Tribute to the Late Jose Fernandez With Awesome Custom All-Star Game Cleats

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Jose Fernandez wasn’t at the 2017 MLB All-Star Game, but he was there in players’ thoughts. And on Bryce Harper’s cleats.

The Washington Nationals star was one of many MLB players to publicly express his grief over Fernandez’s death in a boating accident in September.

“Just his light he brought to the game, brought light to the field for sure,” Harper told the Washington Post after the loss of Fernandez. “Being able to play all-star games with him, being able to see him pitch when he was young and things like that, just words can’t explain how saddened baseball is. We lost a good one really young.”

On Tuesday, Harper paid tribute to Fernandez, who played in the midsummer classic last year, by putting the late Marlins hurler’s likeness on his cleats.

Unlike NFL players who also like to customize their cleats, Harper actually got to wear his in the game.

Harper was a rare offensive bright spot for the National League in the All-Star Game, going 1-for-1 with a walk in his side’s 2-1 defeat in 10 innings.

He also made this catch.

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