Blue Jays: Bo Bichette wins Home Run Derby in the Bahamas
Toronto Blue Jays phenom Bo Bichette recently defended his “Don’t Blink Home Run Derby” title by smashing homers into the Carribean Sea.
The 2nd annual event is hosted by minor league players Todd Isaacs and Lucius Fox who both hail from the Bahamas and showcased such baseball talents as Lewis Brinson, Jonathan India, Jazz Chisholm, and Blue Jays prospect Chavez Young.
The players also participated in a clinic for local youth the day before the derby as baseball continues to gain popularity in the Bahamas. Once the derby commenced, Bo Bichette was all business putting on an epic display of power.
Bichette banged out 14 homers in the first round to punch his ticket to the finals with his father, former major-leaguer Dante Bichette pitching to him. Former Blue Jays draft pick Todd Isaacs connected for 12 to set up the finale with Bo.
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The Blue Jays prospect then launched nine homers off the beach platform into the water edging out Isaacs who connected for eight paradise homers in the finals. The talented Bichette also won the inaugural derby last year.
You can view the entire event below or fast forward to the 53-minute mark to see Bichette take his title-winning hacks in the championship round.
Bichette was interviewed following the event and credited God for his natural talent and his father for teaching him how to swing with such authority. The commentators joked Bichette may not be invited back next season in order to allow someone else to win.
Bo acknowledged his older brother was also in attendance and would have probably won the derby over him had he been feeling well.
As we suffer through an offseason with very little movement pertaining to the Blue Jays, it is refreshing to see “Bo being Bo” to help get us through the final winter months.