Thursday August 5th, 2021

An interview with free agent Jason Cato

Free Agent

Jason Cato

ASA Playing History

USSSA Playing History

Jason Cato played for Cash Plus Pawn, Quick Roofing, and Wood Law – 1st baseman.  He is a free agent and would like to try and get picked up for Major World. 

Why do you like the game of softball?
I like to go out there and try and lay it on people. Whether it is league night or Major world, I am trying to kick some tail!!  I have always had the same philosophy that Ricky Bobby has, " if you aint first, your last" !!!

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play? 
Me when I was in my early 20's.  If I would have known about big time softball, it would have been on!!   Other than me, I would say Andy Purcell

Where do you call home?
Saginaw, Texas    They call me the Saginaw Slugger

What do you do for a living?
I drive a delivery truck.
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
I played everything at Weatherford High School.  I was on the varsity in football, baseball, and basketball as freshman.  Had a scholy to UTA to play basketball but got hurt riding bulls.  Went out and rodeoed for years. 

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I started out playing in what i call mudcat leagues in  country towns like Mineral Wells, Graham, Weatherford and such.  We played a team one night called the Weatherford Smokers who were a good B team.  I  buzzed the pitchers tower a few times and then hit some BOMBS on them.  They asked me to play a tournament with them that weekend and the rest is history.  I got picked up by Cash Plus Pawn in 2001 and just moved up through the ranks.  We finished 5th at Major World in 2005. 

What position do you play?
I played shortstop forever, but the last 6 years I played first base.. Nobody can scoop like I can. 

What batting grip do you use?
Grip it and Rip it. 

What is your favorite sports team?

Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Cowboys, and Weatherford Kangaroos

What is your favorite sport other than softball?

Rodeo and Nascar

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?

I always smash down a coors light before every game. 

What is your most memorable softball moment?

Placing 5th at Major World.  We should of won that last game though. 

Is slowpitch softball a sport or a game?
What is your favorit tournament?
The snoball in Denison.  I get to get on it every pitch.  Dont have to hit it down.  

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
When we were playing Resmondo in 2005.  I smashed one back at Andy Purcell and he some how caught it.  I yelled, " look in your other hand, you got a big mack"..   Everyone thought that was funny. 
Who are you playing with in 2011?  
Whoever wants a masher at the plate for Disney.  I don't get nervous at that tournament,.

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