An interview with Famous/Premier/Easton pitcher PJ Garcia
Who are you playing with in 2012?
Why do you like the game of softball?
It allows me to stay competative and keeps me young at heart
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
I've seen a lot and could be biased but Brian "rat" Faria, Johnny Bailey, Matt Pesso plays middle like I've never seen before, and after watching him live I'd have to say Andy Purcell.
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Isaac Gonzales and Tyler Espland. These 2 guys are getting their first shot in the conference and I think they'll stay here for a while.
What is your nickname in softball?
What is your height and weight?
Where do you call home?
Pittsburg, CA but hometown is Stockton, Ca
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Love spending my off weekends just hanging with the family. With 2 boys ages 2 and 5 I never really have an off weekend. We like to go to San Francisco to get away for the day but if it was up to the boys we'd be at chucke cheese all the time!
What do you do for a living?
Operator for Clean Harbors
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played high school baseball, basketball and football. Played college baseball at Upper Iowa University
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
After being let go from the Demarini team last year, I was very thankful Stro from West Coast Doerflinger gave me a shot. I'd like to thank Chente Granados for giving Stro my info.
What was the best advice you were ever given?
Play hard and leave it on the field.
What position do you play?
I play the "chuck and duck" position, Pitcher
What batting grip do you use?
What ounce bat do you use?
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Well this year I've taken some time off after the last month of traveling to Florida 3 times in about 5 weeks. When thanksgiving came close I started back hitting twice a week and while I hit I'm also working on pitching in between.
What is your favorite sports team?
Raiders, SF Giants, DUKE BLUE DEVILS
What is your favorite sport other than softball?
Football and basketball and a little golf.
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Before every game and every first pitch of the game I always draw my kids initials in the dirt
What is your most memorable softball moment?
Coming from behind against Combat in Arizona. Down 14 in the 7th and I think we put up like 22 runs or something crazy like that. A run I'll never forget and with that being my first tourney in the conference, I was definitely in softball heaven!
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Vato – snoop dog
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Nothing I like it the way it is.
What is your favorite non-World tournament?
Palm spring t4t. The best off season tourney with arguably the best talent there.
What is the best softball field you have played at and why?
Seattle and Disney major field. Disney field because of the atmosphere and even though I only saw a few innings there it was probably my best moment in softball.
Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Any where not to picky
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
The funniest thing had to be when we played Demarini last year in Seattle, newbill was pissed he didn't get a call to end the game and busted our bat bucket, then Cal Ford casually walked over grabbed a bat from their bucket, smashed their bucket, bat flipped the bat walking out saying, " HE GONE!" also playing with JB, Johnny bailey, your almost always going to laugh with that guy in your team. He probably has the best one liners that I've personally ever heard.