Racial profiling or community relations? | Florida Marlins shortstop Jazz Chisholm is pulled over by same cop at same spot after teammates hate drip

Florida Marlins shortstop Jazz Chisholm is going through some weird times. More recently, the Bahamian baseball star took to Twitter to let the world know that the same cop was harassing him on the same street for the same reasons: nothing.

“How can I still get pulled over by the same undercover cop car at the same location for the same reason for the past 4 years multiple times in a row,” Chisholm posted.

“It’s really not even bad”

“Officer, be like, ‘you know the drill’ *while he’s laughing*”

While multiple police stops by the same cop are no laughing matter for most, Chisholm makes it humorous, which is part of his polarizing personality.

Recently, his Marlins teammates made Chisholm a point of contention, saying the 24-year-old star’s flair and flamboyance could be a distraction. But was that true, or did they hate the young king of the Marlins?

In early June, Marlins coach Don Mattingly gathered his team for a meeting after their victory over the Washington Nationals for a gripe session with Jazz Chisholm at the center of the dispute. His charisma and personal style were not as appreciated by his teammates as by his fans.

The chatter in the locker room was so loud that Mattingly called the team together so no one was talking behind another player’s back, which could be the real distraction.

Apparently, his Marlins teammates might be “jealous,” with an insider telling the New York Post that “jazz is like Dennis Rodman. He will always be a lightning rod. But he works and plays hard.

Marlins general manager Kim Ng was minimal on details but weighed in on the team meeting.

“He’s good. Reluctant to provide more details; glad everyone responds,” Ng told the New York Post to keep the team reunion gossiping.

Chisholm’s response was classic after coming out and hitting two home runs against the Nats.

“I have this tool called I Don’t Care. I just go out there and have fun,” Chisholm said on MLB Network.

Chisholm helped the Marlins to a respectable fourth place in the NL East standings. His play in 2022 puts him on track to become the Bahamas’ first-ever Major League Baseball All-Star. Nicknamed “The Bahamian Blur”, he has the rare distinction of being under 25 and a manager’s dream of building a franchise, not to mention potentially starting second for the National League in the All-Star Game.

Currently, Chisholm leads the team in multiple categories, including RBIs, runs, and triples. He is also the Marlins’ best base runner, where his flair sets the team apart and appeals to a younger crowd.

Chisholm is part of a creatively free generation influenced by the do-it-your-way style of cultural icons like Kanye West. He’s also Bahamian, and his Caribbean roots give him an ever-changing hair color. This is where culture and youth meet tradition and a veteran mentality.

Chisholm is the future, and as baseball looks to stay relevant, it needs a little jazz to keep it funky for the future.

Ada J. Kenney