Friday June 2nd, 2023

An interview with Nightmare’s Mike Brown




Mike Brown

USSSA Playing History

Major Watch List Player

Interview conducted on 1/15/2018


Who are you playing with in 2018?

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
1st,catch,eh, and still pitch here and there

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
way to many to pick just one

Why do you like the game of softball?
chance to compete with some of the best ball players in the world as well as traveling the country with family

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
TMB, brownie, brown bear, 

What is your height and weight?
6'2. 260ish

Where do you call home?
Overland Park, kansas

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
We have four kids so we're always busy. Between softball practices, gymnastics practice, basketball practice, and karate were always going somewhere.. but we love to go to the lake or the kids favorite Branson!! 

What do you do for a living?
Union glazier.  Install commercial windows 

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Baseball, basketball 

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Pitching and defense is by far the main difference between the local level and conference

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Maybe BJ  fulk.

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
winning A world with BHR and getting to hit the walk off hr and getting MVP was pretty special. That team had awesome chemistry

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've played for a lot of great sponsors and coaches and without our sponsors this game would be non existent.. so thank you but on thing that will always stick in my head is Tim Barnes yelling "that's why we're running"

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Always do your best even at league. Someone is always watching..

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Full overlap. 28oz

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Gym and batting practice

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Bowling or pool

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Here comes the boom

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Smoky!! Let it eat!!

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Texas road house

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I played fastpitch softbal at the major level for 5 years before I started slow pitch

3 responses to “An interview with Nightmare’s Mike Brown”

  1. Cedric Johnson says:

    Double Nickles My Dude Good Luck This Year and God Bless

  2. DP says:

    260 ish??? LMAO good one Brownie

  3. Kathy Brown says:

    I am so proud of you TMB. You have always had a heart for this sport along with the many others you play. Congrats. YOU NEVER GIVE UP!!!

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