Sunday August 25th, 2019

2019 Free Agent pitcher John Dombrowski




John "Biscuit" Dombrowski

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 2/9/2019

Who are you playing with in 2019, and who have you played with in the past?
2018 and prior – Tailgaters
Was with LaFamiglia- but team didn’t pan out – looking for team currently

2019 Free Agent –

What positions do you play and what is your best position?

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Can’t argue with the goat – AP. Controls the game like no other and  hits for high average doing it the right way .

Why do you like the game of softball?

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Typically would say Buddy Wolf , but thinks he’s already made it by now .. so I’ll have to go with Phil Matte – cuts the shit out of it and has a ton of up side .

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Biscuit –

What is your height and weight?
5’ 10”  – 200 lbs

Where do you call home?
Brunswick, OH

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?

What do you do for a living?
Insurance restoration

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
No- I was fat !

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Joined Tailgaters in 2010 with buddy wolf and Timmy Sheeler . Played with them ever since and as tailgaters progressed , so did I.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Pitching and defense –  these guys make plays and steal hits away consistently.

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Bill Lewis and Timmy Sheeler –  play the game  the right way.. unselfish- demanded a certain style of play and let you know if you didn’t live up to expectations.. better learn to base hit …
although both getting soft anymore in their old age .

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
26oz balances

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Tried this weight lifting thing first time in my life .. see  if it pays off .. play basketball and hit indoors .

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Cleveland Browns !! Wasn’t good being a fan for a long time , but things are starting to look up

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
I like to warm up pitching before game starts to get my distance down and see how balls moving ..

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Open up the strike zone. Best hitters in the game, help the pitchers out standing 50 for away … best hitters don’t need the ball on a tee.

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Cincy major is always awesome.. the atmosphere there is like no other , people come to the park Friday and sat and they never leave! Place is always packed

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
I like space coast – love the fully turf fields .

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Wherever the team wants to go – not a picky eater




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