2017 Free Agent – Ross Huebner
Interview conducted on 10/6/2016
Who are you playing with in 2017?
2017 Free agent – firstname.lastname@example.org
Played with Asp/Venom in 2016
Played with Compound Athletics in 2015
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Play outfield and left is my best position. Looking to possibly move to 2nd or 1st this year.
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Wayne Habermehl he is like my big brother so I am partially biased. He just played the game the right way and was always a great teammate. Wegman and Kyle Pearson are the best right now in my opinion.
Why do you like the game of softball?
I love to compete and enjoy the challenge of playing against the best.
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Jon Williams the sky is the limit for him. Justin Boman of Asp/Venom kid has all the tools. He is just tapping his potential.
What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Dalton was given to me Tank from Compound a few years ago in Palm Springs. I blew up a second basemen who was playing in short right. Tank said hitting a ball that hard is done by bigger guys. So kind of like Dalton from the movie Roadhouse.
What is your height and weight?
Where do you call home?
Suburb of St. Louis
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
With my beautiful wife and 2 amazing daughters.
What do you do for a living?
Costco and Boombah
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Got my start by getting asked by my best friend Bob Dugan to play league with him. I was hooked after my first game. Got to the upper level by playing with Jason Wilkins for the last 4 years and I guess he just wanted some laughs on the weekend so he kept me around.
What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Speed of the game. It's just so much faster than anything else.
Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Prob Lyf Nimmo because we are both so good looking.
What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Winning Gsl world a few years ago with my buddies.
In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Wayne Habermehl without a doubt has shaped me into the player I am today. I learned everything I could from him and use it all the time.
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Put in the work and the time. Play at the highest level possible because you only get better playing against the best competion.
What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Drop 2 fingers and 2 finger over lap.
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Hit the gym and eat the best I can.
Start hitting indoors around mid Feb.
What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Blues
I love all sports.
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
I believe in nothing so I have no superstitions.
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Long Tall Sally- Little Richard
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Have an independent company do the bat testing.
What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Toys for Tots- Palm Springs and locally Fults tourney who doesn't like 1 dollar beers.
What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Disney without a doubt.
Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
I am not picky anywhere with steak or seafood.
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Prob my buddy Bob making a throw from 3rd and drilling our pitcher in the back of the head with the throw.
Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I didn't start hitting left handed until I was 22.
What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
Stan Musial autographed picture.