An interview with J&R Logistics/Worth's Shaun Beasley
Who are you playing with in 2012?
Why do you like the game of softball?
I like the game of softball because it gives me the opportunity to make friends for a lifetime. The game is very competitive on the level I play. I've enjoyed playing this sport all over the USA and seeing various parks.
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
I had the opportunity to play with John Glidewell. Him and I would go hit two-three times a week. Watching him was a treat because he gave it his all. His attitude was far above anyone I ever met. He made everyone around him smile all the time! John is truly missed and his legacy will never be forgotten.
What is your nickname in softball?
Where do you call home?
What do you do for a living?
Manager of Business Development
American Express Company
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Football-Baseball in High School
Baseball in college at MS Delta State and Williams Baptist College.
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I started playing league in Jonsboro, AR and a guy named Alan Barnes saw me play and wanted me to come play with his team for a try out. I played with Barnes Logging for years and then played with Illustrated Sportswear. Playing with Arkansas Sportswear in 2010 was the best team I've ever played on. We had some great talent. Playing upper ball has been the best ball in the country.
What position do you play?
Center and Right
What batting grip do you use?
I tape the handle bc I like the skinny grip.
What ounce bat, make and model do you use?
BJ Fulk 27oz
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Living close to TX we play year round. I workout with weights 3 times a week.
What is your favorite sports team?
ST Louis Cardinals
What is your favorite sport other than softball?
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
I don't have any.
What is your most memorable softball moment?
Finishing 2nd at the WSL World tournament with Barnes logging.
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Get rid of all shaved bats.
What is your favorite non-World tournament?
NIT's in Mansfield TX. Awesome park.
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Watching Jason Bridges get fired from his job after blowing Perry Hensley up on the mound. Priceless.