Wednesday July 23rd, 2014
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2014 Free Agent Manager Jeff Whitman

 

Jeff Whitman

USSSA Playing History

GoSoftball.com Player Page

Who are you managing in 2014?
Free agent manager - tpswhit13@gmail.com

Why do you like the game of softball?
I love the competetive aspect, and the many great people i have met along the way.  So many people from so many different walks of life.

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen?
Man there are many greats, hmmm Helmer, Rusty , i think Don Jr gloves it up and is a major playmaker , i'll take Isenhower (that man can tack a ball).

Where do you call home?
I live in Miramar, Fl (a lil city half way between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale,Fl.)

What do you do for a living?
I do Bail Bonds and Fugutive Recovery (Bounty Hunting) here in Miami ,Fl. area .

What is your softball background as a player?
I was a pitcher in E and D.  Eventhough i run a team every now and again i'll make an appearence with my old friends and play in a fun event.

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I started playing E with a bunch of old friends, and pitched up till D division.  I eventually got a call from Shawn Ryan from D.C.S. to be a part of one of his teams and have been in C since….

What does your roster and schedule look like?
Westshore Pizza/Team Tps 2012 roster

Bobby Vasatauro sponsor
Jeff "whit" Whitman coach/team manager

Jason Leek p
Scott Stinson c
Blake King 1
Scott Langford 2
Robert Knoblauch 3
Billy Moran ss
Berto Pajon mi.
Dan Kirkwood lf
Joey Labriola cf
Jorge Bravo rf
Gabe Caride utility/if/of/p
Jeremiah Henry utility
John " homey" Holmes dh/p
Herman Wilkinson utility

What is your teams goal for 2012?
To win a few world events and to do it with class.  We got a great group of guys and as long as we play as a team, nothing can stop us.

Where do you look for talent?
I get lots of calls, and here in Florida we play all year round.

How do you evaluate players?
Speed is a major factor for me.  Defense and hitting is always going to be part of this sport.  As well as personality, hell i need to travel with them and someone has to but up with my craziness.

What is your favorite sports team?
I'm a diehard New York Yankees fan

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
The week before a softball event, i wear my teams colors all week long.  Thank God this year the team colors are red/black/white..


What is your most memorable softball moment?
This past weekend our C team played in USSSA A Winter Worlds.  We played with some of the biggest active names in this sport today. We beat a team named J&A and they were loaded with talent. We beat them in a game, and to see all my guys elated to have even taken that game past 5 innings.  This is the confidence that they needed to enter this year.  Hell i got players as young as 19 years old,and these guys played with heart and hustle!

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make to bring in more sponsors?
With this economy its hard to convince anyone to commit for spending money, if i had that answer i would be sought after by many. lol

What is your favorite non-World tournament?
In Florida , every year we have an event called The Floridasotball.com super draft it is a way to play with complete strangers and have fun. hell , teams have from open to e players…

Is the game better or worse with home run limits and why?
Worse, when we all played baseball you were told to swing away.  Now when you are out of home runs the easy thing to do is hit the middle, thus resulting in pitchers getting drilled…. : (

Who was the best team in softball history?
i think the Hitmen of Steele's, they all swung hard with 30+ oz aluminum bats.


What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
God there is so many but this years super draft event i saw a team run a defense with 2 outfielders / 5 infielders / pitcher / and 2 catchers . . . they locked it down with defense and the other team could not score a run like that. 

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