The Deuce is back! Free Agent Walter “Rambo” Deuce!
Walter "Rambo" Deuce
Who are you playing with in 2015?
Free Agent: Playing local C tourneys.
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Outfield and pitcher. My best position is left field.
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Purcell of Team Resmondo. He's a great pitcher and a great hitter as well.
Why do you like the game of softball?
It's a sport for all ages, however very competitive.
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
I consider myself one of the best upcoming players in softball. Aside from my competitive nature, I understand the concept of team and believe that as a teammate I can motivate guys to perform at the next level.
What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Rambo, but it's my real legal name.
What is your height and weight?
Im 6'1 and 205 pounds
Where do you call home?
St. Louis, Missouri
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Lifting weights. Filming homerun derbys. Anything to stay in shape.
What do you do for a living?
I run several businesses of my own.
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
High School: Football, Track & Field
College: Football, Track & Field – University Record Holder
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I saw some guys playing and I decided to give it a try. Haven't reached the upper level yet. Maybe some day.
Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
I admire the passion Brian Zirkle plays with.
What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
I would have to say hitting a 400ft homerun with a pulled hamstring in the Missouri cold weather. 4 for 4 that game also.
In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Alot of the upper guys give me tips and advice including Tim Bowzer, Denny Crine, and Brian Zirkle. If I had to pick a single most influential person I would say Tim has helped me the most.
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Take the time to learn the game. Be able to positively motivate your teammates. Stay positive, and play hard to the final out.
What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
I drop the pinky on my bottom hand with my ring ringer on the knob. I swing a 27/28 endloaded for power, and balanced for place hitting.
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
I powerlift all year round. I add some track workouts if I think im getting too bulky.
What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
The USA Track & Field Team. They showcase the best sprinters in the world consistently year after year.
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
"Luck = Opportunity x Preparation"
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Audiomachine – Legions of Doom
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
The USSSA is doing a great job. Maybe increase the visibility of the sport more if anything.
What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Don't have a favorite tournament, but I enjoy watching the Long Haul Bombers tour. Those long homeruns look cool flying out of MLB stadiums.
What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
As a C player I don't get to experience the turf facilities like the upper guys. Would be nice to play in one though.
Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Subway: a healthy mind and a healthy body pave the way for a healthy performance…time and time again.
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
I saw a guy breakdancing on the pitching mound before…then strike the batter out.