Friday August 12th, 2022

An interview with Reggie Patterson

Reggie Patterson


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Who are you playing with in 2012?
Free Agent for 2012

Why do you like the game of softball?
I like the game of softball because of the atmosphere and great competition.

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
This is kind of hard because there are so many great ball players out there.
I would say Jason Kendrick, Dirk Androff, Brett Helmer, and Earl Bryant

What is your nickname in softball?
Big Swole

Where do you call home?
I live in Atlanta Ga, but I am from Brundidge AL

What do you do for a living?
I am a Personal Trainer in Atlanta

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
I played football, Baseball and Basketball in high school.  I played football at Bowling Green State

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
As a kid, I use to watch the older guys from the neighborhood compete and have fun, so I gave it a try and fell in love with the game

What position do you play?
I am a utility player, but I mostly play catcher, 1B and EH

What batting grip do you use? 
I drop one finger off the end of the bat

What ounce bat, make and model do you use?
I swing a 27 or 28 oz.  I hit with Combat last year.  I have also swung Worth and Easton.

What is the best tournament on the black circuit and why?
BSC World because of the great softball play and the family atmosphere

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
I train real hard and hit the weight room 4 times a week.  I am coming down in weight this year to improve my endurance and ability to perform on the field

What is your favorite sports team?
Steelers and Roll Tide

What is your favorite sport other than softball?

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
No I don't believe in superstitions

What is your most memorable softball moment?
Winning the 'AA' homerun derby years ago and winning MVP at the mullet batting 30 f0r 31 with 21 homeruns

Is slow-pitch softball a sport or a game?
It's a sport to me.  Guys put in too much work year round for this to be just a game.

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Add new faces to some of the big teams. I would like to see more people get an opportunity to play upper softball

What is your favorite non-World tournament?
Boone's. You can't beat the fun of this tournament

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Enough Said women's team beat a men's C team in little rock



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