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Next Up, The Kid.

Two Grand Slams in Two Days.

Next up, The Kid. Jasrado Jazz Chisholm Jr, AKA the Kid. The whole nation was jumping for joy at the news that Jazz got the call to the Majors.

On September 1st, 2020, the Miami Marlin called up Jasrado Chisholm from their alternate spring training site. The seventh known player from the 700 Islands of the Bahamas to play in the MLB.

Soon as the news broke about Jazz. Before game time, most fans were looking for a way to watch the Marlins game that night and for the rest of this season. There were some subscribers to MLB.TV. So then, as he took the field to play short, local Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp started going off. Just in time for the first play of the inning; that was a line drive to Jazz at short. Hence every one had a photo of that play posted. We were all beaming with pride.

Next Up, The Kid 1st Hit.
 

Photo by Trevere Saunders click on image for video.

 

Jazz picked up his first career MLB hit on Sunday, September 6th, a line drive hit to right field. However, he was caught stealing on a pickoff play at first base. He did beat the throw to 2nd but dive past the bag for the out.

By the way, not to be outdone on offense. Jazz then went on to made the best play of the day. A blup line drive to shallow center. Jazz made an over the shoulder diving play that became the ESPN #1 top 10 plays of the day.

Jazz lays out Photo by (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) CHRIS O’MEARA AP.

Jazz assertion to the MLB has filled in for the cancellation of the 2020 minor league season for me. In short, this eases some of my minor league pain.

Next Up

In summary, next up. Well Its a wait and see. In this case, we would like to see Lucius Fox Jr and Kristian Robinson; This season would be great, thanks.

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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