Miami Marlins infielder Jazz Chisholm puts a fan in his place for suggesting he should get plunked his next time up at the plate just because he Eurostepped after hitting a home run.
While Jazz Chisholm was a tad overly celebratory after hitting his third home run of the season on Thursday night, the Miami Marlins second baseman clapped back at a troll on Twitter perfectly.
Miami improved to 5-7 on the year by shutting out the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night, 5-0. Chisholm’s two-run homer off Aaron Brooks in bottom of the seventh broke the game wide open for The Fish. Miami’s lead-off hitter may have Eurostepped while touching them all on the big fly, but his biggest victory of the night was his comeback to this fan trolling him on Twitter over it.
“Drill him,” tweeted the fan. “Drill ya mama,” responded Chisholm after the ballgame had ended.
Miami Marlins 2B Jazz Chisholm claps back at fan over his home run celebration
At 24 years old, Chisholm is an emerging star in the Marlins’ lineup. The native Bahamian grew up in a different baseball culture than most people. While much of America is getting used to players being overly celebratory for their on-field success, keep in mind that baseball very much is a game of failure. If a hitter gets out 70 percent of the time, he will end up with a plaque in Cooperstown.
Miami may not be one of the more popular franchises in baseball, but a guy like Chisholm seems to be more in line with the direction the game is going. If baseball wants to avoid falling even further behind the NFL and major college football in this country, the league will need to embrace its players demonstrating their personalities. The more marketable baseball is, the better for MLB.
Ultimately, there will always be contingencies of baseball fans who will not like where the game is heading. However, it is inexcusable for fans to suggest an athlete to be injured in a line of work. This is what they do professionally and it should not be tolerated. These men get paid the big bucks to entertain us, but at the same time, they do have a pressure-packed job to perform.
Here is to Chisholm perfecting the Eurostep with every moonshot he cranks out of the ballpark.