Jazz Chisholm Jr. swaggers around in front of a group of media as he gets ready to take a round of batting practice. He holds a glistening silver bat to his shoulder, and his blue hair catches your eye as the lights of loanDepot Park shine down on the field.
This is no other day of pre-game warm ups. This is the first time the media has been allowed on the field since before the coronavirus pandemic broke out, and the first time in Chisholm Jr.’s young career he’s been face-to-face with them.
That’s no problem for the Marlins’ phenom shortstop, you can tell the opportunity to face the media excites him, almost as if he’s been waiting for this.