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Photos: Home Run Derby in Paradise Showcases Pro-Baseball Local Talent
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Jan 7, 2018 - 1:17:18 AM

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Home Run Derby in Paradise Showcases Pro-Baseball Local Talent (Photo: Demetrius Francis for TheBahamasWeekly.com)

The following are photos from the inaugural, "Don't Blink - Home Run Derby in Paradise" event showcasing the best in Bahamian baseball talent held at Montagu Foreshore on Saturday, Jan. 6.

Hosted by Don't Blink Apparel founded by Isaacs and Lucius Fox Jr. (Tampa Bay Rays) in hopes to encourage baseball in the beautiful Islands of The Bahamas.

"Since the day I signed to play on to play pro baseball I always wanted to do something where we baseball players can give back to the Bahamas," Isaacs told The Tribune. "Since we were young we always played on travel teams but baseball players never really have the opportunity to do anything here at home in the Bahamas to be nationally recognised."

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Home Run Derby in Paradise Showcases Pro-Baseball Local Talent (Photo: Demetrius Francis for TheBahamasWeekly.com)

"After tossing out a few ideas and brainstorming, Lucius and I decided what better way to tie in being a Bahamian born pro baseball player and showcasing the Bahamas all in one. The first thing people think of when they think of the Bahamas is the warm tropical weather and when you think of baseball you think of home runs because it's the most exciting part of the game."

Bahamian pro players participating in the event listed on the Don't Blink website are: Lucius Fox Jr. (Tampa Bay Rays); Anfernee Seymour (Atlanta Braves); Triston McKenzie (Cleveland Indians); Jasrado Chisholm (Arizona Diamondbacks); Tahnaj Thomas (Cleveland Indians); Jervis 'Champ' Stuart (New York Mets); Juan Hillman (Cleveland Indians); and Todd Isaacs Jr. (Cleveland Indians).

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Home Run Derby in Paradise Showcases Pro-Baseball Local Talent (Photo: Demetrius Francis for TheBahamasWeekly.com)


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Home Run Derby in Paradise Showcases Pro-Baseball Local Talent (Photo: Demetrius Francis for TheBahamasWeekly.com)


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