1. How long have you been an active participant in softball
in the NKY/Cincinnati area?
BS: since 1984
2. Who are some of the other
teams you have played with or been associated with throughout your career?
BS: started with reds boys,
knights, underwood cattle, storm, ky chiro, and
reds part II
3. Brian, you
have to be one of the most popular if not the most popular softball player in the area. Those who dont know you have heard
of you and those that have heard of you look up to you. Whether they are calling you Sandman, Sandy or just Brian Sandlin,
you have become a well known commodity throughout the softball area. The thing that impresses me the most is, though you are
a superstar, you dont come off with that "I am better than the average player, so I wont talk to you" attitude that most superstars
have. I think that is why you are so popular. You are very approachable on the field and at the parks and I commend you for
those qualities. Was this something that you try and do or is that just the makeup of Brian Sandlin?
dont think of myself as a superstar. I think it is just a part of my
personallity. I have met so many great people
in this game that i would
have never met had it not been for softball.
In my eyes you are the leader when it comes to Reds, so I am going to ask you some leader type questions. Brian, there is
no doubt that underachieve is a word that is sticking with the Reds Boys team right now. With all of that talent, I think
we all thought no one could play with you guys. Did we as fans put to much into the Reds fortunes or do you agree with the
assumption that you are underachieveing right now?
BS: I believe that is a fair statement. We havent played
to our capability yet.
You just cant get a bunch of guys together and expect it to work right
away. I have
been on some pretty talented teams in the past and just
couldnt get it done for what ever reason. I believe we will
be fine we just
need some more games under our belt.
5. Brian is it safe to say that if Reds
have already reached their peak in 2003, that there will be some major changes for the Reds squad if not the possibility of
there not being a 2004 Reds squad?
BS: Negative we have not reached our peak. Red wants to win as bad as any
so of course red will make the changes needed. If i am one of them then so
Red has been around the league a longtime. He has been successful more than once in his career so obviously he knows what
he is doing. But he has a reputation for carrying to many players. Just this week he has picked up Lance Fossitt and Billy
Dennis who are super players in their own right, but do you think this is overkill? I mean there is no way you guys can develop
a rhythm or consistency when you have a different lineup every weekend?
BS: we have many players that cant
play every week. these two guys are fulltime
guys who can be there every week we needed that on our team.
Brian you are a fabulous umpire also as well as a superstar on the field. Is this something you are going to take more seriously
in the future when your playing days are behind you?
BS: i love to umpire because it keeps me near the game.
i take umpiring very
serious now when i am out there.
8. It seems softball is on life
support. Every week it seems to be losing a little steam. Do you agree with this assumption, and if so what could be done
in your opinion to save the game of softball?
BS: nothing is going to change the slide over night. people just
dont want to
sponser softball like they used to. leagues and tournaments are outragous
especially now that
you have to supply your own balls.
9. Below are a list of parks in the NKY/Cinci area. By using
the 1-10 scale with 1 being a dump and 10 being a field of dreams, rate these parks and list an example for some of them,
why you rate them as such.
Huddy Park..........8 many good memories
never really liked but is getting better
Rivershore.........7 love the playing fields
a little out of the way for some
Expressway...........10 best there
is around here
Rumpke.........7 metro is the only thing this park has going for it.
atomsphere is unmatched
Pastime.........6 it is decent
City.........6 only played there once but cant complain
10. Below are a list
of positions. By using players that are not on the Reds roster, fill in each position who you think is the best fit so far
in 2003. This will be Brian Sandlin's 2003 All Star team.
2 Outfielders......Jimmy Faulkner,
11. In your opinion who is
the most under rated player in the game of softball?
BS: khris baker this kid does it all
Brian what impresses you most about a player. What type of player would catch your eye if you were looking to start a team
coached by Brian Sandlin?
BS: having the tools obviously but most of all having a winning attitude and
13. What do you dislike about a player. What qualities shown by some players today
do you think is just plain ludicrous?
BS: the way thaat players think that they are bigger than the game itself.
Below are a list of names and things involved in the game of softball. By each name list one word that best describes these
persons or things in your opinion.
15 HR rule on league nites...Just
Huddy Park............................Great times
Billy Dennis..................rising star
Benny Fields.................one of the best
in the league....Bill Kabala
15. Go ahead and give me your Top 5 in Nky Softball. Be Honest.
2. NKY Softball
3. Base Bandits
16. This is a
fill in the blank question.
The biggest misconception about Brian Sandlin is___?
BS: is that he is too
good for people.
17. Brian with all the superbats out there I am curious on what bat you currently
BS: tps gen x
18. Who in your opinion is the Reds Boys
BS: guess j-law because we are all good friends and we want to beat them
play them. plus it is usually a war.
19. After your playing days are done, how would you like
people to remember Brian Sandlin as a player?
BS: gave all he could back to the game. played with intensity
and loved his
teammates like brothers.
20. Below are a list of names against each other.
What I need you to do is pick one or the other. Which one do you prefer?
Huddy Park or Rivershore............Huddy
Red Moore or Kenny Hansel.........I will not do this
ASA or USSSA............................ASA
Chiro or NKY Knights...............KY Chiro
Bisquits or Cookies...............I like them both in the morning