With the MLB season on pause, Bo Bichette discovered a unique way to play. He put down his bat and glove and picked up a video game controller and a headset as the Blue Jays’ representative in MLB The Show Players League.
Prior to the league shutting down, the 22-year-old positioned himself as one of the most hyped Blue Jays players in recent memory. While the official season is on hold, Bichette is hoping to will his team into the playoffs, much like he’s done with his virtual Blue Jays squad.
In the meantime, Bichette got plenty of TV time over the weekend on MLB Network as they featured him on the network’s “Play Ball” program. Bichette spoke about the finesse of playing MLB The Show, his favourite playing growing up, and the highlight of his career so far.
Earlier this year, you may have seen the video of Bichette interacting with a young fan at the Don’t Blink Home Run Derby, and there’s a bit of an extended clip between the two.
The best part of the whole clip was how the kid mimicked a backstabbing play that Bichette made in the field, and he knew the exact play this young fan was talking about.
Baseball lineage is a big thing on the Blue Jays in 2020 with four players who are sons of major leaguers (Bichette besides Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Cavan Biggio, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Travis Shaw).
Bichette spoke about the benefits of coming up through the ranks with the likes of Vladdy and Biggio.
Plus, in a bonus segment with Dempster, Bichette mentions his favourite batting stance, his favourite hairstyle in MLB, and which father-son duo would win a home run derby on the Blue Jays.
Hat tip to MLB Network for the videos