An interview with Tailgaters Paul Stanley
Why do you like the game of softball?
Love the competition and the friends I have made.
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Played with and against a lot of great ones..hard to pick just one. Brett Helmer and Dirk Androff are certainly up there.
Where do you call home?
What do you do for a living?
Owner/Instructor @ Shooting Star Basketball School
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played in HS, College and five years of professional basketball. (NBL, WBL)
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Started in 1980(wow) and was lucky to be introduced to the game by some established players.
What position do you play?
What batting grip do you use?
standard(hang the pinky finger)
What is your favorite sports team?
What is your favorite sport other than softball?
Basketball and Mixed Martial Arts
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
What is your most memorable softball moment?
Winning the USSSA A, ISA A and ISA AA all in one year. (Fla Heat/Worth 2002)
Teams: Maroadis/TPS, Joe Black's/Worth, Florida Heat/Worth, Columbus Pipe/Easton, Rope Club/Easton.
Won eight World Titles and made ten All World selections.
Is slowpitch softball a sport or a game?
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Limit the Elite players per team and make A the highest level…spread the wealth.
Go back to aluminium bats and .47 cor ball
What is your favorite non-World tournament?
Smoky Mtn Classic, The PIF, Cincy Major
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Tommy Thompson's legendary walk to the mound booowhoop at Joliet Major in 08'…hilarious
Who are you playing with in 2011?
Tailgaters/Worth(NSA-ASA B) Team Kohn/Pepco 35+
Past teams: Maroadis/TPS, Joe Black's/Worth, Florida Heat/Worth, Columbus Pipe/Easton, Rope Club/Easton