Friday October 21st, 2016

David Kessler


David Kessler

USSSA Playing History Player Page

Major Watch List Player

2012 Interview

Why do you like the game of softball?
I enjoy the friends I have made along the way. Softball is it's own community.

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
I am not really sure, tons of great ones.   I Will go with Wegman and Rainwater since they both wear #12

What is your nickname in softball?

Where do you call home?

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
When I first started playing I was at the park every night of the week.   I was finally asked to play with Pure Romance in 2008 which really open the door to the upper level for me.

What position do you play?

What batting grip do you use?
I drop the pinkie off like most, I also like to use the original leather grip.

What do you do in the off season to prepare for the next softball season?
Off season, what's that?   I try to go to the gym more.   I also hit indoors 2-3 times a week in the winter.

What is your favorite sports team?
Cincinnati Reds

What is your favorite sport other than softball?

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
I have a lot, it might be more OCD than superstitions.
One example, the night before a tourny I like to have my uniform hung up and ready to go.

What is your most memorable softball moment?
Winning Back to Back B USSSA  Worlds in 2010 & 2011 with AJS and Blitz/Watanabe.

Is slowpitch softball a sport or a game?
As long as you keep score and there is a winner and loser, I don't really care what it's called.

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
What's wrong with it?   If I had to make one change i guess it would be to go back to the double wall aluminum bats with .47 core (blue dot) balls.   The feel of the ball on the bat was a lot better.

What is your favorite non-World tournament?
Cincinnati Metro

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
A  buddy of mine was kicked out of our game after absolutely blowing a gasket on the ump.   He then proceeded up the stands and proposed to his girlfriend and now current wife.

Stay classy Skeeter!!

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