2017 Free Agent outfielder John Zorich!
Interview conducted on 1/21/2016
Who are you playing with in 2017?
2016 TM Sports
2017 Free Agent – firstname.lastname@example.org
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Outfielder, LF or CF
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
I enjoy watching Yates, Santana, and Blo (Brian Logan). I like watching them because they are among the best outfielders in the game. I got to watch Blo a lot over the last 2 years
Why do you like the game of softball?
Keeps the competitiveness in me going.
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
There's quiet a few. Jackie Corn to name one, he hits it and plays well in the outfield but I think his best position is 1st base.
What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
What is your height and weight?
Where do you call home?
Stafford, VA. Originally from Ohio
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
With my family and boating.
What do you do for a living?
I work for an IT company located outside of DC.
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
High school – baseball and golf
Went to JUCO and then Lousiana-Lafayette for baseball
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Travis Taylor, Brian Floyd and Chyenne Brooks gave me the chance to play with Taylormade.
What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The pitching and defense.
Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
First year playing softball played with a team that won the asa e. It was a bunch of young dudes that just had a lot of fun and didn't know what we were doing.
In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Cutty, Floyd, Chy just teaching and talking to me about hitting.
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Play the game the right way and go about your business quietly.
What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Regular baseball grip, 26.5 end load or 27 balanced
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Gym everyday before work, weights and cardio.
What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
All Cleveland sports teams and The Ohio State Buckeyes
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Probably something from Dave.
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Bats, up the number from 220 to 240-250ish.
What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
FL dual on the big fields.
What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
The baseball fields in FL. I love playing on those big things.
Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Anywhere that has some chicken. Then i would spend a lot of time on the road with Blo looking for some ice cream.
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Travis Taylor getting thrown out at first base by Freddie Bynum in centerfield in a tournament in Richmond.
Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I am an introvert.
What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
My son, he is 3&1/2 and all he wants to do is play sports.