Willie Brown -
STAFF: So what have you been doing since the World
Brown: Trying to get caught up with work and spending more time with
family. Fortunate to have an understanding wife at home. Also
catching up on some much needed sleep.
STAFF: How did you get started playing softball?
Brown: Started playing baseball at young age and the fire is
still burning. After finishing playing pro baseball in the Marlins
organization, I wanted to keep a bat in my hand and adult league
baseball didn’t do it for me. Started playing with Robert “1-9”
Jackson and you know what they say. Once you go BASA, you never go
STAFF: And how long have you been playing?
Brown: About 8 years.
STAFF: What teams have you played with?
Brown: Fla Heat, New Image, US Vinyl, Colbert and now/Godfather
STAFF: Will you be returning to the same team you played with in
Brown: Honestly speaking, I am not sure. I love playing with
Godfather. But there are definitely options and I have to look out
for family. But I don’t want to play out of airports either. And I
love my BASA! The environment is incomparable. Plus the BASA
tournaments are closer to home.
STAFF: What was your most memorable moment from 2005?
Brown: Sending Team Stucco(#3 team in the country) home in the
ASA A world championships with a walk-off homerun. And of course my
last conversations with “1-9” and Kenny.
STAFF: What was your favorite tournament?
Brown: As far as atmosphere, it gets no better than the “1-9”
Tournament in Tallahassee.
STAFF: Who's your favorite player outside of teammates on the BASA
Brown: Tossup between the 2 OF’s of Primetime JB and Kevin.
The best 2 I have seen. They shut down 2/3 of the
STAFF: Approximately how many BASA tournaments do you play in a
Brown: Approximately 7.
STAFF: What do you like most about playing on the BASA
Brown: The love that you get from your people. There is
nothing like it. On the other circuit you’re a piece of a puzzle.
Only thing that matters is W and L. And BASA is so much more.
STAFF: What improvements would you like to see made within
Brown: Bigger complexes. Being able to play in the same
complex with the other divisions. I would love to see Mo Bounce,
Graystone, and BBQ and the likes there of play sometime. Also, so
they can see us. There is a myth out there that we don’t play
defense on the competitive level.
STAFF: What are your goals for the 2006 season.
Brown: My body is starting to change, so I want to run more and be
in better shape. I have made all tournament teams previously on gut
check performances. I want to be in better shape for
STAFF: Tell us something about you that most people do not
Brown: Most people think that I am a total clown, which I can see
why, I like to have fun. But I often wonder if they know that I am
actually a middle school teacher at a conservative private school.
STAFF: That is about it. We thank you for your time, any
Brown: To all the Godfather Management/Worth fans of the
world. Thank you for your continued support.
2nd interview in our series, #2 himself, "Church"