Thursday July 29th, 2021

2020 Free Agent William Blue




William Blue

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 10/17/2020

Who are you playing with in 2021, and who have you played with in the past?
2021 Free Agent – [email protected]

Looking for new home on conference.  Played with MPT AA n B teams. B Worlds Champs!

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
DH, 1B, 3B n C

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
All around best is still a tie.. Flip Washington n Bubba Mack

Why do you like the game of softball?
It's the best childhood game a grown person can ever play! Just fell in love with it.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Look out for the guys from MPT A squad.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Big Blue… Too Easy! Lol

What is your height and weight?

Where do you call home?
Pensacola, FL

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Resting n watching t.v.

What do you do for a living?
Recently retired from USAF

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played Football n Baseball in High School

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Started with me getting cut from base team n not getting the respect I deserved. I got my start on the upper level from my buddies Mike Reyes n Filip Washington who gave me a shot a few years ago.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The level of competition and umpires were definitely better.

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Hard to compare myself to anyone else. I'm 1of1

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Winning 2020 B Worlds with MPT Squad.

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Definitely my buddy Dennis Browning who gave me the best advice n confidence i needed to play at a higher level

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Put the work in and carry it over to the real life game and the rest will fall into place.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Pinky overlap on know w/ top hand loose. 28oz bat

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Train n lots of reps swinging and learning more about the game

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Tampa Bay Bucs n Florida Gators

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
No crossing bats or early celebration

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Hustle by Ace Hood

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Nothing that I can think of right now.

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Tripp Roth.. You'll have to come see for yourself

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Pelican Park n Viera… Both have great turf fields

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Johnny Rockets wherever available

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Hmmm.. So many to think of..

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I have a very funny side despite being so serious on the field




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