Where to begin...
My whole life I have loved my Dad's ideas. From Sport-A-Rific to Dunka-Dude I always knew life at home was going to be exciting! And then one day in 2003 I remember talking to him about his latest invention, a game he called "Fastball". I thought, "what a simple concept, this idea can't be new" and listened to how it blended the best aspects of both Baseball and Softball into a new game. Well, I decided to give the game a try and helped organize a local league in Castle Rock, CO with Scott Smeeton's help, the Recreation Supervisor for the town. I remember the local news coming out to our demonstration game and the local newspaper. I remember how much fun I had playing baseball again while still raising our 4 beautiful daughters with my wife, and still juggling a full-time career and church responsibilities.
At the end of the 2008 season I remember Jonathan Jardine telling me he wanted to work together to make Fastball a national amateur sport. I called my Dad and he immediately agreed I should be the new President and Jonathan the Co-President. We spent the rest of that year trying to get organized. 2009 was spent restructing the game so it could become a national sport, and then 2010 was spent partnering with ASA and MSBL to help bring the game to a national audience! One of the changes we made was to call the game FastballBSF, which simply is abbreviated for "Baseball on a Softball Field", so we could trademark the name of the game and copyright the rules. I am so excited because we now have the foundation built of a really great game, and can't wait to build it across the country with an annual World Series in 2012!
But I'll be honest; the biggest reason I am involved in FastballBSF is to work with my Dad on one of his ideas! The last few years has been a dream come true for me. And that's what I want FastballBSF to be all about - helping people fulfill their dreams playing and being around this game!