2017 Free Agent OF/2B Tim Kiser
Interview conducted on 12/12/2016
Who are you playing with in 2017?
2016 3AC. C ball.
2017 – Free Agent – Tjkslb@hotmail.com
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
OF / 2B. OF is would be my best…
Why do you like the game of softball?
It fills the void of Baseball that I no longer play…
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
So many too choose from… but I'd have to say Buddy Wolf. And Jon Dombrowski….Wolf can straight out mash it!!! Dombrowski is one of the best pitchers out there!
What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
What is your height and weight?
Where do you call home?
North Olmsted, OH. About 15 min west of Cleveland…
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Relaxing, Gym, time with my family, my 2 Siberia huskies, Or my parents pool!!!
What do you do for a living?
Wine Sales Representative for Vintage Wine Distributors
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Baseball at Avon Lake as well as Jr College ball at LCCC.
In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Yes… Joe Linville would be that guy. After playing against his team in league play. He got me to hop on his Raiders team. Then brought me on to his Coed tournament team. At that point is when I was recognized by Men's tournament teams around Cleveland area and started to be asked to play by alot of them. Thank you Joe!!! Joe is one heck of a pitcher too!!!
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Practice! BP, fielding, and most importantly… keep your head up during the rough times!
What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Traditional baseball. Pinky over knob with light fingers on handle. 27oz balanced
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Gym… Lots and lots of BP
What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Cleveland Indians. I would say Football. Love my Cleveland Browns!
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Yes I do. Never step on chalk coming from.dugout to field. Also write 6 in dirt. 30 by OF fence. Also right 6/30 with an L under it before 1st plate appearance. These 2 numbers mean alot to me. Even though my fav # is 4.
What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Christopher Columbus on 4th July weekend. Berliner sports in Cbus and Grape Jamboree the last weekend of September I'm Geneva, OH
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
My buddy Steve running into a hill and sliding up it attempting to catch a fly ball on Field 1 at Berliner in Columbus. He totally forgot the hill was there. I still laugh 3 years later…