Don’t Blink Home Run Derby in Paradise returns; set for Atlantis Paradise Island

Don’t Blink Home Run Derby in Paradise returns; set for Atlantis Paradise Island
The Don’t Blink Home Run Derby in Paradise.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Don’t Blink Home Run Derby in Paradise will be swinging in a new direction this year, moving its base from Montagu Shores to Atlantis Paradise Island.

Co-founders of the Home Run Derby — Bahamian professional baseball players Todd Isaacs Jr and Lucius Fox Jr — announced the 2021 derby will hit off on Saturday, December 18, under the theme “Pirates Invade Paradise”.

The Don’t Blink Home Run Derby in Paradise.

Since the inaugural event in 2018, the Home Run Derby has grown and maintained its goal to highlight the natural essence of The Bahamas while showcasing the next generation of baseball superstars.

Through a partnership with Atlantis, Isaacs and Fox have added new elements to this year’s event and are proud to present another crowd-pleaser.

Audrey Oswell, president and managing director of Atlantis Paradise Island, said: “Atlantis Paradise Island is committed to growing and promoting sports tourism in The Bahamas.

“Global events like the Don’t Blink Home Run Derby in Paradise generate exposure, buzz and, most importantly, opportunities for young athletes to experience professional events right here at home.”

Leading up to the derby is the Don’t Blink Week in Paradise, which will kick off at Atlantis Paradise Harbor on Wednesday, December 15, with the newly added Celebrity Softball Game that will feature derby participants along with local Bahamian influencers.

The Don’t Blink Home Run Derby in Paradise.

The excitement continues the following morning on December 16, with a skills camp for aspiring student-athletes ages four to 18. The camp is free of charge; boys and girls can come and receive quality instruction from over 40 professional baseball players.

On the eve of the derby, Don’t Blink will take to Atlantis’ Ocean Club Golf Course as players compete in a scramble-style golf tournament.

The grand finale is set to take place on Saturday, December 18. The Home Run Derby promises to be fireworks as Jazz Chisholm Jr of the Miami Marlins headlines in his return home. Team Fox aims to make a back-to-back win, and Lewis Brinson looks to defend his crown as home run king.

For more information and VIP tickets to the Don’t Blink Home Run Derby in Paradise, visit

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About Randy Smith

Randy Smith is the producer of the widely-watched local television show “Beyond The Headlines” and the web content manager of Eyewitness News. He joined Eyewitness News as a sportscaster in 2018, a role he still performs, and has previously covered a slew of international sporting events, including the 2015 Pan American Games, the Nike EYBL Showcase, several IAAF World Relays, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, the Commonwealth Youth Games, the Bahamas Bowl and multiple CARIFTA Swimming and Track & Field Championships. Randy has been recognized by the Bahamas Press Club with awards for “Best Sports Broadcast” as a sportscaster and “Best TV Talk Show” as a producer.