This is the Chazman coming to you on a beautiful, hot and humid, Sunday night. The Geneva Red Wings play host to the Utica Blue Sox at 5pm. The Wings are coming off of a sweep of the Auburn Doubledays 2-1 in the first game, and 1-0 in the second. Both games featured pitchers duels between teams with little offense.
One bright spot of that offense was number thirty, a pitcher and catcher, Jackson DeJohn. DeJohn was my guest prior to the game for a sit down interview. DeJohn hails from the town of Irondeqouit just on the outskirts of Rochester. Currently he is a sophomore at St. Bonaventure. Being a dual threat of pitcher and catcher, one could liken his skills to talented Shoei Ohtani, pitcher and power hitter for the Anaheim Angels.
DeJohn was then asked a few “just for fun” questions. He mentioned that he likes and typically enjoys comedies. However, his favorite movie of all time is the baseball classic, “Field of Dreams.” How appropriate. On the subject of music, Jackson prefers the genre of country music, and more importantly, the musical stylings of Morgan Wallen. He smiled as he remembered the many times he shared with his father just listening to those tunes.
Jackson did attempt to be a dual sports threat in high school, participating in basketball. However, injuries or the threat of, forced him to make the ultimate decision of sticking with baseball. He is very happy with that decision as he cannot picture his future without baseball in it. I’d like to thank Mr. DeJohn for taking his time for a small conversation.
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