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Don’t Blink Crown Stays Home

Don't Blink Crown Stays Home

Don’t Blink Crown Stays Home. (Photo by 10th Year Senior Media) Finally, in its 5th year, the home-run-crown stays at home. In short, it was guaranteed to stay home because the two finalists were locals.

Don't Blink Crown Stays at Home

2022 Home Run Derby finalist, Trent Deveaux, & B. J Murray. Photo by Jeff Francis

Don’t Blink Crown stays at Home. B J Murray became the 2022 Derby winner hitting eight out-of-ten home runs into the ocean to edge out Trent Deveaux 9 home runs to 8. Oh Yes! 

The Launching Paths and the Player’s Arrival.

Don’t Blink Crown Stays Home

2022 Don’t Blink Home Run Derby Launching Path.

Not to mention, the beautiful Launching Path for blasting the baseballs into the waters, and believe you me, they were being launched. With the stage all set up, then came the arrival of the 2022 Derby participants led by 2021 winner M J Melendez and 2020 winner Lewis Brinson. 

So, the excitement is now building, the fans are pouring in, the music is blasting, and the cameras are rolling. It is now time to get the show on the road. 

Oh yeah, and here comes the life of the party, the Minnesota Twins Nick Gordon. 

Don’t Blink Crown Stays Home

Twins Outfielder, Nick Gordan.

My horse in the race is Nick Gordon, who always promises me that he will get it this time. I love to watch this guy hit the baseball. By the way, Gordon was the only player to hit the red banner on the Barge sitting out in the center of the water for some extra promised cash. 

The Team Competition:

Don’t Blink Crown Stays Home

The 2022 Winner is Team Fox; this team was stacked. Photo by 10th Year Senior Media.

Above all, the winner is Team Fox. Yes, the team’s line-up was stacked; however, Team Fox out-slugged Team Isaacs. Beyond words, in the team competition, you had to be there to witness the display of power. For instance, by about midway, the compo started to heat up with players hitting bombs after bombs. 

Team Fox:

Don’t Blink Crown Stays Home

Lucius Fox Jr & the 2022 Champ, B J Murray. Photo by 10th Year Senior Media.

Furthermore, you had to be there to watch the baseballs blast off into the Ocean. For instance, there were some monster shots and some loud liftoffs. In this case, Team Fox came out with the win and now leads the derby three wins to two over Team Isaacs. 

Enjoy the lift-offs:

On the Launching Path, 2021 Derby Champion, M J Melendez. click on photo for video.

See You All Next Year, for Don’t Blink 2023 HR Derby in Paradise:


Jeffrey was born on April 29th, 1961, in Nassau, Bahamas to Rejoiner Ann Rolle and Jerome James Francis Etienne. Married to Andrea G. Rolle-Francis, they have two daughters; Janae Latoya Francis, a graduate of Allegany College of Maryland, and Jessica Lee Francis a graduate Potomac State College West Virginia University in Kyser West Virginia. Jeffrey was coaching the sport of baseball from 1980 at the age of 18 years old because he loved the sport as a kid. He started listening to the game over the radio out of Miami Florida in the late 60s and in the early 70s started playing the game locally in various local leagues right up to the premier senior league; a league where all of the current Bahamian minor leaguers played. In 1982, Jeffrey had an invite to a three day tryout with the New York Yankees in Hollywood Florida, which was an awesome experience that is lasting a life time memory for him. Jeffrey has been following the Bahamian baseball players in the minor leagues since 1999 with Angelo Burrows, but found greater interest with the signing of Antoan Richardson in 2005. He also writes a year end review on their play on his Facebook page, Baseball Bahamas, and he has a website with the same name. He has a great following and would love to expose the baseball players to a bigger worldwide audience. He has a good relationship with all the players because he personally coached most of them. His favorite MLB Team is the Detroit Tigers from 1969.

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