An interview with TPS/Sportscenter LF Chad Hall
Why do you like the game of softball?
It's a way for me to stay competitive and I have also met alot of life long friends playing this crazy game.
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Obviously Baker, Hall, DD3, Connie, and so on but the best players I have played with is Shay Cooper, Brian Dendy, Audley Jack…… sorry Aj had to do it. LOL
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Up and coming player I would have to go with Tanner Herring, he has the tools to be great he just needs to be molded a little. He is getting a shot to play some conference this year with Baugh Ford and I look for him to have a good season.
What is your nickname in softball?
What is your height and weight?
6'3 243…….nah Im kidding I'm 5'7 180
Where do you call home?
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
I love spending my off weekends on the outside of a fence watching my kids play ball. They love it as much as I do!!!!!
What do you do for a living?
Im a land surveyor
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played baseball and football in high school
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I got first asked to play because my brother in laws team was short handed in a home town tourney and needed a guy to keep from a forfeit. LOL After that they asked me to go to a state tournament in Meridian MS and it was there that I realized how big the game was and that it was actually organized. We ended up qualifying for a Regional and after that weekend I was hooked. My start at the upper level came when I played with a good in state C team called MS Sports back in 2002-2004 and we traveled alot and played in some bigger tournies agianst Bubba Tatum and Duane Mckinneys team Sportscenter/Worth. He recruited a couple of teammates and he was looking for another outfielder in 2006 to fill his roster and gave me a shot.
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
The same as I was given "play hard every game cause you never know who is watching"
What position do you play?
What batting grip do you use?
I drop 2 fingers off knob
What ounce bat do you use?
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Practicing with my kids helps but once season gets close I try to hit a couple times a week and I
start back with some p90x….
What is your favorite sports team?
With a hometown guy Mitch Morealand playing with the Texas Rangers I will have to say the Rangers
What is your favorite sport other than softball?
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
No superstitions!!!!!! wait a minute was that a black cat????
What is your most memorable softball moment?
I have two moments
Winning my first state championship with MS Sports in 2003 and beating the Scene in the 2006 WSL B World was sweet.
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Skee-Lo's "I wish" I was a littler bit taller, I wish I was a baller" Lol
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Limit the major players per team.
What is your favorite non-World tournament?
Love the Space City
What is the best softball field you have played at and why?
BLD in Houston is awsome but I was impressed with Disney too.
Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Papa Johns baby….
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
When I was with MS Sports playing left field in PCB our center fielder (I wont call a name) went for a ball over his head and jumped up and "sharted" on himself not to mention when he came down some how he heeled himself in the arse. Can I say that on here? Hilarious though after the 3rd out was made he came straight in and went to the bathroom. I heard the shart all the way in LF. Wow good times.