2016 Free Agent Shortstop Keith Laski!
Major List Player
Who are you playing with in 2016?
Not sure yet – firstname.lastname@example.org
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
I've played shortstop the last few years. I also usually play at least 10 games in the outfield too and maybe some 1st base. Whatever is needed at the time.
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Andy Purcell is the best softball player I've ever seen. He is the best pitcher, the best fielding pitcher by far, and the best hitting pitcher.
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
There are a bunch of really really good players in the Illinois area, but I would have to say my boy John Williams. He is an absolute stud!!!!!
What is your height and weight?
Where do you call home?
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
I love going up to my Uncle's cabin in Northern Wisconsin. All we do is fish, golf and drink some beer. It's the best place on Earth.
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
I played High School and College baseball.
What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The most surprising thing to me when I started playing Conference ball is how hard EVERYONE hits, and how good the defenses are. There are studs in the infield and outfield that love taking hits away.
What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
My career highlight is winning the USSSA B worlds a few years ago. It would have been winning the USSSA A worlds either one of the last years but we got double dipped both years. We choked in most peoples eyes, but Line Drive and FBI flat out beat us.
In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
There are so many people that have helped me develop into the player i am today.
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
You need to work on your game and not just play league ball.
What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
I drop the pinky off the bat and swing a 28oz bat.
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Lift and hit
What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
My favorite sports team is the Chicago Blackhawks.
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
I have a lot of superstitions, actually have too many to list.
What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
I love playing in columbus because as an infielder, it doesn't get much easier than fielding a groundball on turf.
Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I've had two elbow surgeries and had a total of 11 bone chips removed from my throwing elbow.
"Softball Guy" picture of the week is this guy from Precision! (2012) 🙂