2017 Free Agent Brandon “Big B” Roberts
Interview conducted on 10/18/2016
Who are you playing with in 2017?
Well depends what you mean by playing… On Friday nights you can catch me holding down CF in a Friday night one pitch!! But on the Conference scene, I entertained the Resmondo/Smash It/Backman/Dan Smith/ASP team but that’s just to much to explain to the locals so I went with Xtreme/Miken, because I play for beer not $$!!
Why do you like the game of softball?
Why wouldn’t ya KA!!
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Jeff Hall, he’s my idol!!
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Glover!! That’s right, man so bad he don’t even need a last name!! Can’t stop the dookie!! My boy throws up on it and it’s like watching a professional lawn dart competition!!
What is your nickname in softball?
What is your height and weight?
Depends on the season!! Right now I am training for a buffalo burger eating competition, I can’t reveal my weight, as it will tip off the competition!!
Where do you call home?
GAS HOUSE NORTH KAKALAKI!!
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Hitting the road anywhere with the ASP crew!!
What do you do for a living?
I am owner/operator of Athlon Athletics. We are an apparel company offering the best quality in full sublimation!!
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played all the girls in high school, used to go by "PIMP B"
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Used to work for Jeff Hall, so I was forced into it. My role on any upper level team is to insure nobody goes home without pissing their pants from laughter!!
What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Well I couldn’t tell you cause I landed on planet bad ass as a Super Major player!!
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Swing hard in case you hit it!! Hustle is free!! And if all else fails, there’s always badminton!!
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
I play anywhere, I am a natural athlete, I just told you I landed from planet bad ass!!
What batting grip do you use?
Depends, if I am trying to drop BOMBS, I go with the professional overlap grip. If I am trying to hit fence-scrapers I go with traditional grip. But you got to watch for Mike Dill, cause he’ll yell out your batting grip to tip off the defense of what your intentions at the plate may be!!
What ounce bat do you use?
I prefer any player model bat I can get my hands on!!
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
I consume mass amounts of raw meat and alcohol!!
What is your favorite sports team?
What is your favorite sport other than softball?
Basketball!! They name a care after me, “The Crossover"
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
My A.D.D. is so bad I can’t remember if I have any or not and wouldn’t remember to perform them if I did!!
What is your most memorable softball moment?
Scoring the game winning run at the WSL in Panama Beach, ripping my shirt completely off, and man boob chest bumping everyone in existence including the other team!!
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Ain’t Neer One Ya Been Der KA by I Made It Up Band
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Buffet at every tournament!!
What is your favorite non-World tournament?
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
What is the best softball field you have played at and why?
Williamsport, that place can’t hold me!!
Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Any where there is a Buffet!!
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Hard to say, I pretty much steal the show everywhere I go!!