Canadian great Olivier Moreau has passed
Interview conducted on 11/2/2015
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
3rd and 1st and 3rd is my best position
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Flip Washington and Greg connell
Why do you like the game of softball?
I like the intensity of the game and the great ball
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Flip Washington he has a great attitude and is an all around player
What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Big O I've had since I was a kid all the way through college ball till now
What is your height and weight?
Where do you call home?
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Hitting BP and going to the beach
What do you do for a living?
Western Canada sales rep for combat and I own a treatment centers for people who struggle with addiction
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
I played baseball, basketball, volleyball and ran track in high school and in college I played baseball and ran indoor track
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I started playing rec ball in Canada then I represented the province on British Columbia in men's A Canadian championships then I was blessed to represent team Canada in this year's border battle and I played for Combat NWA in conference this year
What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The speed of the game it is amazing
What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Many more highlights to come this up coming season will be my second year in conference
In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Frank Henry he is a person who always pushes me to work harder and to play the game also flip Washington. The two have helped me tremendously
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Overlap with a 28 ounce end load
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
I do crossfit style of training and I hit a lot of BP and take a lot of ground balls
What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
The Yankees and I also enjoy the game of basketball
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Here comes the boomm
What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Men's A Canadiens championships
What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Wide world of sports.
Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I'm afraid of clowns
What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
I got a tee last year from a friend after someone stole my old one