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If Blink You Missed It.

If you Blink, you missed it. The Charles Johnson Foundation Don’t Blink Home Run Derby 2020 in Paradise. A mixture of young minor league baseball players, mixing and mingling in the Bahamas.

Could you imagine this chatter?
If You Blink, You Missed It.

Jazz Chisholm, Nick Gordon, Shed Long, Bo Bichette, and Tanhaj Thomas in the background

Sweet Revenge for Team Fox:
If you Blink, You Missed it.

2020 Charles Johnson Foundation Don’t Blink Home Run Derby in Paradise Winners. Team Fox.

Above all, winning the team competition was sweet for team Fox, after losing out to team Isaacs last year. I said to Lucius Fox; You only won by three home runs. In short, he said I just had to win even if it was one home run.

Marlins Lewis Brinson the Over-All Champion

Miami Marlins Lewis Brinson 2020 Don’t Blink Home Run Derby in Paradise

The baseballs of the bat Brinson was explosive, ad the jet skies operators scramble to retrieve the balls out of the water. He didn’t miss a beat in the finals vs. Lucius Fox Jr, the home town favorite.

The Monster Shots of the Bats:

 

If you Blink, you Missed It.

The baseballs were exploding off the bats of Brinson Marlins, Benson Indians, and Palacious Blue Jays.

 

By the way, other booms were leaving the launching path at Monique Beach; By most of the hitters. But in this case, these three players were fun to watch as the baseball left their bats.

Finally my favorite players at the Derby
If you Blink, you Missed It.

This was like meeting old friends. Christian Koss Rockies & Touki Toussaint Braves.

Touki Toussaint is a kid I follow throughout high school and some of his minor league career. And Christian Koss I got to watch on milb.tv as I followed Todd Isaacs and the Grand Junction Rockies. The Grand Junction Rockies had quite a few power hitters on the roster. But I enjoyed watching Koss hit.

Stay tuned to Legends on Deck for more stories on the 2020 Charles Johnson Foundation Don’t Blink Home Run Derby in Paradise.

If You Blink, You Missed it.

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Jeff Francis

Office Assistant at Wynn Bahamas Ltd
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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