Thursday September 16th, 2021

An interview with BBS/Johnny's Matt Kelsey

Matt Kelsey

 ASA Playing History

USSSA Playing History

Why do you like the game of softball?
I love the competiveness and all the friendships.  To me there is nothing better just being at a tourny all day chasing my kid and watching/playing softball

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Andy Purcell,

What position do you play?
C/EH heavy on the EH

Where do you call home?
Farmington MN

What do you do for a living?
Valet Manager for Tradition Valet

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Hockey, Baseball and Tennis

 How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
 I was playing with some buddies in college and got picked up by a C team, we went to worlds my first year and it just kind of took off from there.

What batting grip do you use?
Pinkie off and then over lap two fingers.

What is your favorite sports team?
Vikings and anything U of M Gophers

What is your favorite sport other than softball?

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Yeah a couple, have to hit BP first  and have to always have eye black on

What is your most memorable softball moment?
Winning the utrip and ISA B worlds in the same year with Showcase/Combat

Is slowpitch softball a sport or a game?

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Get rid of the sandbagging, what happened to wanting to play at the highest level you can?   Also the bats someone is going to get killed with all the cheating that goes on.

What is your favorite non-World tournament?
Dudley and Fireman's

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Scotty O'neil pinch hit for me at the 03 World Series and he hit a ground ball to JR and about fell running out of the box to first.  ( I know he is going to kill me for that)

Who are you playing with in 2011?
BBS/Johnny's ASA and Utrip B











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