Whatís Up Swole.
Congratulations on your World Championship with Godfather
Big Swole: Thank
you very much.
STAFF: Speaking of, how many world titles do have
Including the Law Enforcement worlds, I have 12 world
You still have a ways to go then to catch your significant other Flo
and her core group of Enough Said players.
You are right; Enough Said is a unique group of women that were
designed to do what they do. (Win
STAFF: Is there a friendly rivalry between the two of
We support each other and push one another to play mistake free if
possible. She is really tough on me when I make outs. We donít play
making outs. I enjoy having her around because she never lets me
make excuses for not playing well.
Speaking of rivalries is there any animosity between you and
No. We are friends and will always be friends. We both work very
hard at what we do on the field. We practice together when our
schedules allow. Squirrel is a great softball player and truly a key
part of his teamís success. I also spend a lot of time perfecting my
game. I go out every weekend to win, so I make my mistakes during
the week in practice.
Did you get a chance to read Wolfís interview last
Yes, I enjoyed the interview
He said you were one of the guys that he played with early on. How
has his game changed since his early days?
Donít let him fool you, he could always hit and play the outfield.
Wolf has since become one of the premier pitchers on any level. When
you combine that with his bat, you are looking at one of the premier
players in the game today. I would love to see him come up and play
next year. We are looking for a pitcher.
How long have you been playing softball?
How did you get started?
As a young kid I found myself standing at the fence watching guys
play softball and wanting to be on the field. Once I got the chance
to play, then I wanted to be the best to play the
You are one of the premier long ball hitters in the game today.
Besides your obvious strength, what goes into getting that kind of
consistency at the plate?
Big Swole: I
remember watching Michael Jordanís video (Come Fly With Me). In that
video Michael said that when he has the ball in his hand, he is in
control and he feels that no one can stop him. I feel the same way
when Iím in the batters box. I feel that the pitcher and the defense
canít stop me. I am the only person that gets me out. Therefore I
practice everyday attempting to get better, I lift weights to get
stronger and I run with the players I train to get faster. This
combination helps me improve every year.
Speaking of your size and strength, many would mistaken you for
a pro football player rather than a pro softball player, but
you do have a connection to the NFL, tell us more about
Swole: I played strong safety for Bowling Green State
University and now I train college football players preparing them
Whatís the most money that you have made playing softball for one
weekend or for an entire season without revealing
We will just say that softball is the best part time job in the
You are seasoned veteran that has won it all, do you still have the
same fire for the game.
Swole: I love the game and the people surrounding the game.
This keeps that fire burning inside of me.
What was your most memorable moment from 2005?
Big Swole: After
19ís death, seeing the turn out at his tournament and knowing that
he meant so much to the game. I know that this will be the best
tournament in the next few years.
What was your favorite tournament?
The BASA Worlds are always the best. Canít Hit, Canít Win, Amen
What teams have you played with?
Hudsonís from Al, J&W construction, TPS lawmen, Herrin TPS,
Supreme/worth, Primetime, Sea breeze, Colbert Plumbing and Godfather
Management/Worth. Iím sure there is more, just canít
Who's your favorite player outside of teammates on the BASA Circuit?
Flo is my best friend and my favorite player. I guess
itís the power of wearing #9. I know that she plays with the same
fire that I play with. Robert 19 Jackson is also one of my favorite
players; he gave so much to the game and died doing what he loved
the most. (Playing softball)
Approximately how many BASA tournaments do you play in a
Maybe 5 or 6
What do you like most about playing on the BASA
The competition, trash talking and meeting new people. I had a great
time hanging out with the Eastside players at the BASA Worlds. A
great bunch of guys and a great ball team.
What improvements would you like to see made within
Move some teams up and so we can have more tournaments for the
STAFF: What are your goals for the 2006 season?
To get bigger, faster and stronger for next season. My defense will
improve and win all the worlds.
Tell us something about you that most people do not
I enjoy singing to Flo and watching her eyes water up. When I do my
big Luther (A House Is Not A Home), she gets weak at the knees. On a
serious note I do love to sing gospel music.
That is about it. We thank you for your time, any shout
I would like to shout out to my boy Wolf and all of my softball
friends. To my baby, Flo, Godfather Management/Worth and to my boys
Robert 19 Jackson and Kenny Key, may they both rest in peace. And a
special shout out to my rangers Cathy and Mary. Also to Spanky and Lil T out of Jacksonville. And last but certainly not least,my brothers team, the School of Hard Knocks
2005 BASA WORLD CHAMPS