2017 Free Agent Walter Rambo
Who are you playing with in 2017?
2017 free agent – firstname.lastname@example.org
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Pitcher and Center-field. I enjoy pitching u trip the most, with Center-field being my most natural position given my track sprinter background.
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Actually I have two:
Pitcher: Ian Castle of Castle Sports/ADL. This guy is a pure warrior on the mound. Approachable for advice and plays hard till the last out.
Centerfielder: Brian "Gimmiedat" Zirkle of Team Combat: Hes a lefty that plays the sport the way it should be played. Has led the conference in 3B's several times, and is approachable for advice. All conference in 2016.
Why do you like the game of softball?
I like softball because its competitive.
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
There are so many undiscovered guys I honestly can't say.
What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Most call me Rambo, which is my last name.
What is your height and weight?
Where do you call home?
St. Louis, Missouri
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
With my family. My son loves watching the conference games online.
What do you do for a living?
I left my job in 2016 to be a stay at home father.
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
HS: Track & Football
College: Track & Football
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Some buddies asked me to play. I'm not in the upper. Currently playing C/D.
What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Have never played conference, but from the videos every player can hit backside with precision.
Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
I haven't achieved anything in the softball world yet so unfortunately not.
What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
I am still developing. Maybe hitting .750 all backside in a local tourney.
In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Tim Bowser: I tend to connect most with guys who lead by example.
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
I am that young player.
What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Ring finger on the knob, two fingers overlapped.
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Power-lifting. Bike Riding. Flexibility Stretches.
What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Football: Alabama Crimson Tide
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
None…I just play
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Linkin Park – Somewhere I belong
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Maybe increase the diversity of cities that the conference tourneys are at. For Ex: The long haul bombers come to St. Louis but the conference doesn't.
What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Smoky Mountain: It's a hitters paradise with unlimited hrs.
What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
I like the fields in Chicago. Can't remember the complex name though.
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?
A heckler got hit with a 400ft homerun ball.
Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
Linkin Park is my favorite rock band.
What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
Breaking the 4x400m Relay University Record which stood for over 20 yrs.