2017 Free Agent Marquis Johnson
Interview conducted on 3/29/2017
Who are you playing with in 2017?
Free Agent – Marquis.johnson37@ yahoo.com
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Why do you like the game of softball?
Because I love the competition and I love the softball environment
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Rashard Brown, because he has one of the best gloves and he is one of the best hitters
What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Gipper, I got that name from my uncle and Curtis Freeman and e Daniels and Ronald Grace just continued to call me that
What is your height and weight?
5'9 330 lb
Where do you call home?
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Hanging Out with family and friends and go out and have a few drinks
What do you do for a living?
I am a bus monitor for the Savannah chattham county public school system
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I started out watching and finally got into it. I don't play upper ball yet I play rec ball but I do plan on playing upper ball one day
What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Never experienced it I play on the black circuit I always wanted to play on a conference level but I have a. Few friends of mine that plays and played on the conference level
Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Ronald Grace from prime time
What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
When I meet Andy Purcell and bubba Mack and Greg conell and the entire prime time family for the first time
In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Tony Goodson, Curtis freeman, Everett daniels, earl bryant, Ronald Grace
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Stay humble and know your role on the team
What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Standard batting grip
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Work out and take batting practice
What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
I don't have none
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
More black conference teams
What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Mrytle beach and because they have turf fields
Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Someone strike out swinging and looking
Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
My life is a open book of you want to know something about me just ask me
What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
I have never gotten an award