2016 Free Agent middle infielder Reggie Barker
Interview conducted on 6/2/2016
Who are you playing with in 2016?
I am currently a member of the Road Dawgs (a local C team), Str8 Ballin', and Chicago Metro (Police Circuit).
2016 Free Agent – Barker.Reginald@yahoo.com
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
I play SS, middle, and 2B. I play them all well.
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Why do you like the game of softball?
I love the game of softball because it's baseball on a smaller field. I have been playing baseball since I was able to pick up a bat.
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
John Williams. He is a gamer. Hits the ball a long way and can glove it.
What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Showtime. They call me Showtime because when the light come on I'm ready to ball.
What is your height and weight?
5'8" 185 lbs
Where do you call home?
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Spending time with my wife and relaxing.
What do you do for a living?
I am a Investigator for the Cook County Sheriff's Office
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
3 year varsity baseball high school letterman
4 year Division I collegiate letterman (All-Conference 3years)
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
When I got out of college I was back in Chicago playing baseball. My cousin asked me to come play in a unlimited home runs tourney and I've been hooked ever since.
What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Standard with my pinky on the knob. 26 oz
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Hit the gym and hit, hit, and hit some more. I also think about any and ever situation at the plate and put the pressure on myself then so that when it happens in the game, THERE IS NO PRESSURE.
What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Chicago White Sox. I'm a HUGE baseball fan.
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Never step on the foul lines.
What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
BLD Las Vegas and Palm Springs
Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Waffle House because we don't have one in Chicago.
Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I coach high school baseball at Simeon Career Academy. One of the 2016 MLB top prospects was one of my players, Corey Ray, Louisville University.
What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
When I won my first or 3 rings and was named tournament MVP.