Muffs Rookie, All Star Mark Richards sits down for a Q & A with the Commish!

SOUTH BEND- The South Bend Muffs currently hold a half a game lead over Maple City for the American League regular season title. Regardless, the Muffs are in prime position to earn a Bye which will be very important in the loaded American League.

A huge reason for the Muffs success has been Rookie and newly named All Star Mark Richards. Richards has to be the front runner to win the AL Rookie of the Year right now so I wanted to sit down and chat with Marky-Mark himself for a little Q & A session!

FRIEDMAN: I’m here with Rookie and AL All Star Mark Richards of the South Bend Muffs! Mark, tell us a bit about yourself and why you wanted to get into ORWBL?

RICHARDS: Well I'm at student at Purdue Northwest. I'm from a small town called Union Mills. I'm a huge Notre Dame basketball fan. I started Wiffleball last year with some of my closest buddies. We had heard that there was this huge tournament in New Carlisle at the end of July called Hometown Days and myself and my team, Zone 3, knew that it would be right up our alley.

With how competitive I am, right away I wanted to go grab bats and balls and start taking cuts. We ended up going 3-1 on Saturday at hometown for our first tournament and made it to Sunday where we fell to Jet City 3-1.

After that tournament, I was just itching to play more tournaments and I ended up finding out on Sunday at hometown from a player on Jet City that there was this Wiffleball league in the area. He talked about division championships and I immediately knew it was legit. So after hearing that I devoted the rest of the summer and into the fall and winter time to take BP almost every day and see what happens next spring when ORWBL season rolls around.