by Terri "TGRIFF" Griffin
by Terri "TGRIFF" Griffin
Franchise, what is the true meaning behind it?
THE NAME FRANCHISE CAME MY 2ND YEAR PLAYING SOFTBALL. MY 1ST YEAR PLAYING WITH JAXCO I HIT A BOMB AGAINST STEEPLEJACKS AND A GUY NAMED PHIL WHITE YELLED TO OUR TEAM AND SAID " DAT YOUNGIN IS YOUR FRANCHISE RIGHT THERE". EVERY SINCE THEN THEY MESSED WITH ME WITH THE NAME AND IT JUST STUCK FROM THERE.
Where are you from?
Who do you play for?
T & W ELECTRIC
How did you get started playing softball?
PLAYING BASEBALL AT THE TIME AND A FRIEND OF MINE ASKED ME TO COME
PLAY BECAUSE THEY WERE SHORT..................GOT HOOKED THAT DAY
NEVER PLAYED BASEBALL AGAIN.
BEEN PLAYING SINCE 1994 STARTED OUT WITH A 'D' TEAM CALLED YOUNG GUNS THEN STARTED PLAYING 'A/B' CLASS WITH JAXCO,STEEPLEJACKS,CSRA ALL STARS. MOVED TO HAWAII PLAYED WITH LOKAHI KANES (MANY BSC PLAYERS HAVE PLAYED WITH THEM),CROSSFIRE MINISTRIES AND NOW WITH T & W ELECTRIC
WERE YOUR PARENTS SOFTBALL PLAYERS?
Other than softball, have you played any other sports?
I STARTED OUT AT TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY PLAYING FOOTBALL AND BASEBALL. I TORE MY KNEE APART, TRANSFERRED TO GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY MESSED MY KNEE UP AGAIN DURING OUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON.
What do you like most about playing on the circuit?
PLAYING ON THE CIRCUIT IS LIKE A BIG RELIEF AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN AT WORK ALL WEEK. YOU CAN PLAY BALL IN A FAMILY ENVIRONMENT AND LISTEN TO WILLIE B ON THE MIC.
What is your favorite tournament?
FAVORITE TOURNAMENT WAS THE SO SO DEF TOURNEY. BUT CLAY AND THE COLUMBUS, GA TOURNEY IS MY FAVORITE NOW.WITH THE BIG THINGS CLAY IS DOING I AM SURE THESE OTHER ASSOCIATIONS ARE TAKING NOTE. I JUST HOPE THEY DON'T SNATCH HIM UP, I COULD SEE HIM RUNNING A BIG ASSOCIATION LIKE USSSA, OR ASA NOT JUST AS A TOURNEY DIRECTOR BUT AS ONE OF THEIR MAIN FIGURES IN SOFTBALL.
Who's your favorite player outside of your teammates on the BSC?
MAN WHERE DO I START? LIKE I HAVE ALWAYS SAID, GAME RECOGNIZE GAME AND FIRST OFF IS… DENNIS DAVIDSON(ICM). PLAYED WITH HIM BEFORE AND HE IS A WINNER. KEVIN(KJ)JOHNSON(BOMBERS)LEARNED ALOT FROM HIM WHEN I FIRST STARTED PLAYING SOFTBALL. SWOLE, RHODNEY DONALDSON, AND WOLF (BOMBERS)ZONE3(FOCUS)SKUDS AND SMALLZ(DETROIT'S OWN) AND TONAYNE (CHANGE THE GAME) THAT BROTHA ALWAYS PLAYS HARD.
If you had an opportunity to start a team from the circuit, who would be your 1st, 2nd and 3rd round draft picks?
1ST WOULD BE D12, THEN, MICHAEL SPEIGHT AND THEN FELTON HINTON..........WOULD NoT TRADE THEM FOR NO ONE
What are your goals for yourself this season?
MY GOALS ARE TO WELCOME MY LOVELY WIFE BACK FROM AFGHANISTAN IN SEPTEMBER AND GET BACK TO SPOILING HER. IN THE SOFTBALL WORLD, WIN ONE WORLD ( I AM NOT GREEDY ONE WILL DO BUT, IF I GET MORE, HEY I WILL TAKE IT. (Note: Since the conclusion of the interview, His Wife Is en route back to the united states with a family friend whose husband was just killed in afghanistan)
You speak very highly of your wife. Is she athletic as well?
MY WIFE WAS A WORLd CLASS SPRINTER IN COLLEGE AND IN THE MILITARY.
SHE LOVES ALL SPORTS AND SHE
HAS ALWAYS SUPPORTED MY PLAYING SOFTBALL. THAT IS ONE THING THAT I
HAVE BEEN VERY BLESSED WITH HAVING A SUPPORTIVE FAMILY.
A lot of people only know you through the message board, which is our primary reason for having this forum, what are your thoughts of the message board?
MAN I LOVE THE MESSAGE BOARD!! AS YOU ALL WELL KNOW. THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS YOU CAN LEARN FROM IT .GOOD AND BAD. I FOR ONE, LIKE THE JOKES AND TRASH TALKS THAT GO ON. IT iS ALSO A GOOD FORUM FOR NETWORKING WHICH MANY PEOPLE HAVE USED IT FOR.
What board member(s) do you respect the most and why?
I RESPECT LADYLAW A.K.A BSCFIRSTLADY AND MR T CANTY THE MOST. THEY WILL SAY WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY WHEN THEY WANT TO SAY IT.
Tell us something about you that most people do not know.
WHEN I AM NOT PLAYING SOFTBALL I LOVE TO COOK AND SPOIL THE HELL OUT OF MY WIFE AND KIDS. I LOVE TO THROW SOMETHING ON THE GRILL IN THE BACK YARD AND TURN THAT MUSIC UP.JUST SPENDING TIME WITH THE FAMILY TAKES AWAY FROM THE GRIND WE ALL HAVE IN LIFE. I ALSO FIND TIME TO PLAY POKER, THAT IS ANOTHER HOBBY OF MINE THAT I LOVE DOING OTHER THAN SOFTBALL. I HAVE MISSED A FEW SOFTBALL TOURNEYS BECAUSE THERE WERE BIG POKER TOURNEYS IN THE AREA...HEY I IS HUMAN, SORRY!!!
That about wraps it up for us today. I truly appreciate the opportunity to interview you Franchise. Are there any shout outs before we go? 1ST AND FOREMOST MY GOD ALL MIGHTY WITHOUT HIM THERE WOULD BE NO ME, MY WIFE TANGELA HODGE,MY CHILDREN CHAILA,MATTHEW AND CHALEI , MY PARENTS WARREN AND PEGGY HODGE,KENNY KEY#3(RIP),CLAY(911) WITHOUT THIS BOARD WORK WOULD BE VERY BORING(LOL),YOU TGRIFF FOR GIVING THE BSC MEMBERS A CHANCE TO GET TO KNOW ME A LIL BETTER ,MONROE MY COACH AND MY T AND W ELECTRIC FAMILY MAURICE,ROD ,FRANKIE,TWIN,BRUCE,BIG PAT, SPEIGHT, D12, FELT, MOTE, TPAIN, LOCKHART, LARRY, COO OOOOPER, LA8787, JOEJR215, THKNRED, MSVIDAVI, DAFRANCHISE, TITEMANOOBLAZERS, SHOSTOPPA7, LEE DANIELS, NB21, DREA, CHICHI572, MACTOWN8, DURRTYRED, WADE, DEPROCT, DINSUM, KEYLOLO, MSDAT, RONNIE HARRIS, BIGAL55, DENNIS DAVIDSON, LADYLAW, TBREEZE, DJ, CHAUNCY JACKSON, AND TO ALL MY BSC FAMILY.