2016 Free Agent infielder Brett McCollum!
Who are you playing with in 2016?
Free Agent – Brettmccollum@yahoo.com
Why do you like the game of softball?
It allows me to be competitive and meet new people I normally wouldn't meet if I didn't play.
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Hard to pick just one but I'd have to say Andy Purcell, the guy hits it and is a difference maker on the mound..
What position do you play?
Anywhere needed but may be playing 2B and other positions
Where do you call home?
Lake Villa IL
What do you do for a living?
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played college ball at U of Indianapolis
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
In 2008 Playing at the major when I was with Rope Club hit 5 or 6 big home runs against the two top teams and after the game John Daniels pulled me off to the side and the rest was history..
What batting grip do you use?
Slide two fingers on top hand down
What is more fun. Playing a Major tournament or hitting on the Long Haul Bomber Tour?
I'd have to say the bomber tour. There is nothing like walking out of the tunnel of a sold out major league stadium with the pro players and all the fans watching putting on a show. Best feeling ever ….
What is the one thing you would tell an up and coming player to do to get to the Major level?
Work hard and when u get your opportunity take advantage..
What is your favorite sports team?
The Oakland Raaaaaaiiiddders
What is your favorite sport other than softball?
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
If I'm hitting good ill keep the same dip in the whole game if I'm not I'll switch it every at bat. And I always put my batting gloves on a certain way..
What is your most memorable softball moment?
Getting an opportunity to represent Louisville slugger and hitting on the bomber tour. Hoping I'll get to add to the list
Is slowpitch softball a sport or a game?
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Just figure out the bat situation already.
What is your favorite non-World tournament?
Firemans & Mquades unreal how many people attend..
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Back in 2008 with Rope Club we were in Detroit playing creative stucco JC Phelps was up after a bad call. When JC walked up to the box our coach Danny Kwillis sprinted up to the plate and did a pop up slide right in front on JC and the umpire and started arguing the call. JCs reaction was priceless and both teams we rolling, and the umpire didn't even know what to do. To funny.
When I first played against Tommy Thompson I hated him and his damn booowhooop but after playing with him, he is my favorite player ever. He hit a hr against long haul and walked out to the mound and shot Billy Messina then blew off his finger and put it back in his pocket. Billy was even crying on the mound and then Billy hit a homer the next at bat and shot him back!