An interview with Evicted's Scott Short
Who are you playing with in 2012?
Right now I am playing with Evicted, a C team out of Oklahoma. I would like to get back into the Conference USSSA
Why do you like the game of softball?
I may be the most competitive person you have ever met, and softball gives me a chance to stay active and compete.
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
I have seen and played against the best of this time, and to name only one person would be a mistake. Just grab your nearest bat and look at the name on it.
What is your nickname in softball?
Well there are a few that I probably shouldn't mention, but a close friend of mine gave me the name shortknocker.
What is your height and weight?
Where do you call home?
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
I'd rather not have an off weekend. But if you insist, i'd probably want to be on the golf course or be on the basketball court.
What do you do for a living?
I'm a landman
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
I was All-State in basketball, baseball, and golf. Played golf in college.
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
A great friend and dude by the name of Kelly Hartman got me started in this game. You might have heard his name before a time or two? He used to be a big name. I hate to say he taught me everything I know about softball, but he kind of did. Oh yea, some people think its funny to call me Scotty Hartman when i'm in the box, but its not.
What was the best advice you were ever given?
I don't take advice.
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
I AM a young player trying to break into the upper level!!
What position do you play?
Anywhere really. Last year was MI/2B, and occasionally pitcher whenever Perry wanted Resmondo to blow me up instead of him. They had to let me play after they figured out I couldn't keep book very well, and drank all the water for the thirsty players.
What batting grip do you use?
What ounce bat do you use?
26 or 27
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Time away from the game is preparation. Everyone needs a break.
What is your favorite sports team?
Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys, OKC Thunder baby!!
What is your favorite sport other than softball?
I would have to say basketball. No greater game than basketball!
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Depends on how things are going. If they are going good, then its whatever I did to start it. If things are going bad, then it changes.
What is your most memorable softball moment?
Placing 2nd to Resmondo at Houston last year was pretty memorable. I have a blue USSSA pullover to prove it.
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Something soothing and harmonicly balanced with a nice smoothe flow that calms the nerves. Eminem.
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Let me play!!
What is your favorite non-World tournament?
That would most definitely be Snowball in Denison, TX. Played in January and this past tourney was the 29th anniversary.
What is the best softball field you have played at and why?
The BLD in Houston or Mansfield, and the Astros field at the Dual Major.
Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Whatever place has the most calories!
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
I can't think of any single incident, but a ball at the fence that goes over after hitting the fielder in the glove and/or head is usually a crowd favorite.