An interview with Primetime's Ronald Grace
Who are you playing with in 2012?
Why do you like the game of softball?
It give me away to compete against some of the best out there.
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Well there are some on both sides. BSC Earl Bryant, Cedric Allen, Will Oneal, Reggie Patterson, Anthony Holmes, Leonard Dean, Everett Daniels, Chris Grey, Lee Daniels, Duke and Rodney Donaldson, Willie Brown, Tony Mack, Wolf and The late Kenny Key and Jolly Smith. The Conference. The Man "Brett Helmer", Rusty B, Eric Thompson, Dennis Rulli, Randall Boone, Greg Conell, Bryson Baker, Jeff Hall, Andy Purcell, Kendrick, Cocco, Chuck Pup Helter
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Keyma Wright, Chivas Clark, Rashard Brown, Damion Smith, JB Jennings, DJ, Buster, Shawn Greer, Soup, Matt Bunns, and KJ if he don't retire in the next 5 yrs.
They are some of the ones that put in the work.
What is your nickname in softball?
Pnut, Tonnage, Nut Cake.
What is your height and weight?
5'5 175 but I have some step ups coming so I can be 5'9 this year. Lol
Where do you call home?
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend? With my family.
What do you do for a living? I drive a truck.
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
I played football and track.
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I started by playing with my dads league team and Allen Thomas asked me to play on his team. From there BJs, People Choice, The Crew and Tony Goodson ask me to play with B.O.A.M and then Primetime.
What was the best advice you were ever given?
Don't let you size stop you from being great.
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
To put in the work by hitting and to always play hard.
What position do you play?
Where ever Tony B needs me.
What batting grip do you use?
What ounce bat do you use?
26 oz Brett Helmer. Easton.
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
One pitches and Gym about 4 times a week. If Edog, Big Dog, Keyma and Chevy call me to hit. And if Edog don't have no one to pitch to him.
What is your favorite sports team?
Dallas Cowgirls this year and Florida State.
What is your favorite sport other than softball?
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
I have to put a hill in the batter box so I can look tall. Lol.
What is your most memorable softball moment?
I have two. The first was being recongized for one of the best catches at Disney one year and just hearing my name called a Disney.
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
I really don't know.
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Well I have two. BSC Stop make us play by the low bid all the time. "Clay" The Conference. I would say limited the Major player on one team and also to pick some more African America to be apart of the border wars.
What is your favorite non-World tournament?
The Boone and all the BSC
What is the best softball field you have played at and why?
Disney. It's like the big stage of softball.
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?
Earl Bryant trying to get across a fence and s****ed in his pants. "sorry big dog"