If you play video games in your spare time and are also a Miami Marlins fan then I've got some great news for you... guess who is the next cover athlete for MLB The Show?!!! That's right the new Miami Marlins CF ...Jazz Chisholm Jr.! This is great news as I've been saying for a long time that he should be marketed a lot as one of the faces of the team. The only thing left now is to give him an extension.
Jazz Chisholm Jr. is the MLB The Show 2023 cover athlete.
Jazz Chisholm Jr. had this to say about this: "It's just the start. It's just one of these things that you can check off your bucket list and be like, 'Bro, I'm with some great people right here.' Most of these guys are gonna be Hall of Famers at the end of their career. So it's pretty sick." He was talking about all of the other cover athletes that the game showcased. Some of those include Aaron Judge, Shohei Ohtani, Miguel Cabrera and David Ortiz. This is a pretty impressive list and includes even more superstars of the past and present.
Considering the game's popularity, it also means that Jazz's own popularity should increase with him being the cover athlete. This is what he said about seeing himself in the game: "My little brother sent me a video of it, because it came out on the trailer, and I was like, 'Oh, [snap], this is crazy, bro, it was too crazy for me. I was on Instagram all day, Twitter, just watching the trailer, just to pause it at the spot where it has me doing the Euro step. It's so dope."
The game will come out on March 28 for the major video game consoles and will be available for pre-orders on February 6. I'm very excited for this as this is the first time that a current Miami Marlins player has been on the cover of a major MLB video game. Let's hope that Bruce Sherman and Kim Ng give him his well-deserved extension.