Thursday May 6th, 2021

2021 Free Agent Alex Gliddon




Alex Gliddon

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 10/20/2020

Who are you playing with in 2021, and who have you played with in the past?
2021 Free Agent –

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
RF is my best, will play 1st or catcher

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Darryl Dykstra

Why do you like the game of softball?
The people and the atmosphere

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Owen Price if he learns how to hit the ball better

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Big Kid, I got it because I was young when I started playing so they called me big kid

What is your height and weight?
6’2 230

Where do you call home?
Augusta, Georgia

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
With my wife relaxing

What do you do for a living?
Work for a petroleum company

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
High school baseball

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Got asked by a friend to play a backyard tournament and turned out to be pretty good

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Looking to make the jump so I can see for myself

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Not that I can think of

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Walk of to win the Mudbug championship in Lafayette Louisiana

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
David Blackwell, because he taught me the game from the ground up

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Keep your determination and stick to the basics of the game

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Basic grip 27oz

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Same thing I do year round, gym 5 days a week and I eat pretty clean most the year

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
New Orleans Saints, and hunting I guess if you want to call it a sport

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Fresh shaved arms lol

What would be your "at bat" music selection?

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Don’t know never been there

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Tripp Roth, best atmosphere I’ve been around and for a great cause

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Panama City, because I love the all turf and the nice lights

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Waffle House

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I’m a clean freak


One response to “2021 Free Agent Alex Gliddon”

  1. Cody Stack says:

    Helluva ball player, definitely a worthy pickup to any team

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