What a Display of Power
What a Display of Power at the 2021 Don’t Blink Home Run Derby in Paradise. For the most part, we live on a Tropical Island. Hence, the weather loves doing its tricks and can go from rain to sunshine in 5 minutes every hour & a half, as we saw this weekend at the derby.
Team Fox Jr vs. Team Isaacs Jr:
And the winner is; Team Isaacs, winning by six home runs 58-52. Revenge is sweet. So then, Team Isaacs now has one whole year of bragging rights.
In addition to a change in venue, I forgot how beautiful the beach was out there. How could I; after all, it is Paradise Island, and I worked out there for 30yrs, with a window view to that beauty.
Okay, back to the derby, with both teams loaded with sluggers and with a few raindrops, off and on, the crowd was ready and enjoyed it to the end.
Jazz Chisholm Jr, Lewis Brinson, & Mj Melendez:
Besides the home runs hit by the Mets, Dominic Smith, & Warren Saunders, Indians Will Benson, and Todd Issacs Jr. Chisholm, Lewis, and Melendez made it to the finals. However, MJ hit 7 out of pitches for home runs to win it all.
Know the name, MJ Melendez:
What a Display of Power by MJ Melendez. However, Melendez also led Minor League Baseball with 41 home runs between Double-A and Triple-A to earn the Joe Bauman Award. Hence, the 2021 Home Run Derby Championship added to his 2021 accomplishments.
What A Treat:
After hearing that MJ was on his way to the derby on the draft selection show, I was all smiles. Then after he had launched six home runs in a row into those beautiful sky-blue waters, I was all smiles again. Wow! This guy is the real deal, and I am excited for his future in the game. Therefore, The K.C. Royals has a Gem, so let’s follow his game to see how it turns out.
Congratulations to the 2021 Home Run Derby in Paradise Champion, MJ Melendez.
My Man, Nick Gordon:
By the way, I have to get this in my 2021 story; the life of the party at the derby every year is my man, Nick Gordon. In short, every year, when I asked him if I should double my bet on him winning it all, he would say yes! I gat this; Lol!
Besides, Nick has a sweet swing and has a very good approach to the ball. So, to my man Nick Gordon, they say three strikes you are out; well, next year is your last chance before I change my pick.
Most of all, Nick is the life of the home run derby party; we love having him here. So, my friend, good luck to you in your MLB 2022 season. #NoMLB2022Lockout# Let’s play Ball!