Wednesday April 25th, 2018
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2018 Free Agent infielder William Blue

 

 

William Blue

USSSA Playing History

Interview update on 3/29/2018

Who are you playing with in 2018?
Looking to get my shot!! big_blue06@yahoo.com

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
I play IF; 3B, 1B, C.. Mainly used for my stick, but will play where I'm needed. 

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Filip Washington, Zach Messer, and John Williams.

Why do you like the game of softball?
It's a humbling sport n it's a challenge for me. There is always someone better than you, but it makes you come together as a team and you really form a bond with those you play with and against.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Too many to say, especially with the politics, you'll probably never see them get their chance to show their talents.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Blue.. It's my last name

What is your height and weight?
6'2/235

Where do you call home?
Pensacola, FL

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Working on my game n taking bp with some great ball players. 

What do you do for a living?
Active Duty Air Force/Combat Logistics Operations 

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played football mostly. Played baseball until my Junior year.

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I tried out for the Base team and didn't make it. Set a fire underneath me to get better n learn the game. I currently play Military "A" ball, but looking to cross over to Conference play. 

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The biggest thing was the strike zone and no courtesy foul. But the talent level of the players was an eye opener as well. So many gifted athletes.

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Can't really compare. I've studied a lot of players to learn from.. i.e Bubba Mack, Greg Connell, Chad Loudon, Filip Washington, Tyson Steele, and my buddy Mike Reyes (Upper Ball Player That Enjoys The Game).

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
My first tournament playing Military "A". I went 34/35 w/ 12 homeruns, but more importantly we won the tournament.

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
I would say my Mentor/Coach Dennis Browning has truly helped me reach my potential in this game by challenging me and teaching me the game and how to approach every situation on the field. My brotha Chad Loudon has also played a big role in my development and giving me hope that I can compete at the next level.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Stay humble. This game is all about TEAM! No room for someone that thinks their better than everybody. You will be sadly mistaken!

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Pinky down on the knob/top hand overlap

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Hit the weight room and bp!! Gotta put that work in.

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Florida Gator and Tampa Bay Bucs Football Baby!! Football is life!!

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Hate seeing crossed bats!! Gets me every time I see it..

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Master P.. Make'm Say Ugh!!

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
PICKING ME UP TO PLAY IN IT!!

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
The Polor Bear Tournament in Boise, ID.. Unlimited homeruns with a lot of great teams. Male and Female

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Have to be BLD in Vegas. Love the turf fields and the area.

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
You can never go wrong with HOOTERS!

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Guy made a turn around 3rd heading home n lost his pants half way n bit the dust! AWESOME!!

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I love to watch 80's movies n listen to 80's rock n roll

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
My girlfriend bought me a Worth Booger n it was the greatest thing ever to me, because she knew how much I loved Softball.

 

 

 

6 responses to “2018 Free Agent infielder William Blue”

  1. Chad Loudon says:

    Outstanding ball player!! Just needs a shot!! Hits it a mile!

  2. danny somerset says:

    Super good guy

  3. Austin Jessup says:

    Great guy. Very deserving of his shot! Got get em Blue

  4. Perl Daddy says:

    Would like to see this young man get a shot. Has the tools, seems very humble and can bust it.

  5. Travis "HULK" Holcomb says:

    Great stick and even better attitude. Have made some of my best softball memories with this fella… has put in the work and most definitely deserves a shot.

  6. Perl Daddy says:

    This young fella just needs a shot. Works really hard at his game, great attitude and very athletic.

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