May 2006: Q&A with Brandon Sing

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May 2006: Q&A with Brandon Sing

Postby Laura » Sun May 21, 2006 12:51 pm

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Brandon Sing, infielder (1B) for the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx, has graciously agreed to answer questions from posters on NSBB! If you would like to ask him a question, feel free to post it here. The deadline for submitting questions is 12-noon on Thursday, May 26. Once Brandon has had an opportunity to answer them, the responses will be posted in the Chats Forum.

This session will be coordinated as in accordance with The NSBB Q & A Guidelines.

From the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx website:
Height: 6-5
Weight: 215
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
DOB: 3/13/1981
Resides: Joliet, Illinois


Acquired:
Selected in 20th round of 1999 draft.

Bio:
2005: Set a new Diamond Jaxx team record for HRs in a season with 26.

2004: Selected as the Florida State League MVP… Led the league with 32 homers and 94 homers and 94 RBI and 86 runs scored … Selected as a Florida State League Midseason and Postseason all-star

1999: Was an Illinois first-team all-state selection


Thank you to Brandon for taking the time to interact with us on such an up close and personal level. As always, thanks to all of you for making NSBB such a wonderful community! :D
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Postby Flames24Rulz » Sun May 21, 2006 6:22 pm

Hi Brandon!

What was it like working with Von Joshua at Iowa and do you think that he could be a hitting coach in the majors still? You had a pretty impressive spring training as well by nearly making the team. What was the most important thing you learned in your time at spring training this year? Here's hoping you can turn it around for the Jaxx...I'd love to see you up here in September :)
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Postby NCCubFan » Mon May 22, 2006 9:41 pm

Hopefully you'll be over your eye problems soon and seeing the ball as well as the last couple of years.

Is it easier mentally to deal with a slump when you know there's a physical reason as opposed to having no idea why you're slumping? Does it make you feel more confident that you're hitting will be back to normal once the eye problems are resolved?
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Postby Andy » Tue May 23, 2006 12:20 am

Hey Brandon,

Was it at all disappointing not to make the team after the spring training you had, and moreover not to get called up after Derrek Lee got hurt and it was clear the Cubs would need a first baseman for a while?

Also, which MLB team would you most like to hit a walk-off home run against someday?

Thanks for your time!

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Postby Jon » Wed May 24, 2006 11:07 pm

Brandon,

As a high walk, high strikeout, high power hitter who doesn't hit that many singles, what kind of advice and feedback does the organization give you? Has there been any emphasis on trying to cut down on strikeouts at the risk of lowering your walk total in order to make more contact or did you go into this season with the goal of just doing what you've been doing the previous two seasons?

Thanks and best of luck the rest of the way!

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Postby sethuel1 » Fri May 26, 2006 10:34 am

Softball questions:

What's been your favorite park to play in and why?

Also, please share a hilarious prank pulled either by you or a teammate (without incriminating anyone).
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