“Life’s A Ball” and then some: An interview with Dalton Johnson

Wayne: What plans do you have for Life’s A Ball blog/website?

Dalton: Right now I have used Life’s A Ball  as a place for my published work and just blog posts about sports and life as well, but I hope to expand to do more feature stories on my own, and add more of a multimedia and photography element soon too.

Wayne: Where do you see yourself in five years from now?  Do you have any big plans?

Dalton: I wish I knew completely, but I am constantly writing down ideas for my writing and I hope to be making a name for myself in both the sports journalism world and the creative writing world. I like having plans, but also just keep working and know that your hard work will put you in the right path, and not to worry too much about the future.

Wayne: We see you chose a cover photo on your page that is of the Sandlot gang.  Do you have Sandlot memories of your own to share?

Dalton: I grew up loving the Sandlot and wishing I was part of the gang, and even now I still do. To me, that’s what baseball is all about. They play to win the game, but the friendships and the fun are something you will never forget. This always takes me back to playing catch with my dad and having him throw me batting practice until his arm fell off as a little kid.

Photo Credit: Christie Scott Black
Photo Credit: Christie Scott Black

Wayne: What positions do you like playing, and what are the ones you performed the best at?

Dalton: Growing up I always played shortstop and loved it, but as I grew older I became a center fielder. In college, I’ve played center and right field and I’ll always love center field the most, because I grew up idolizing Ken Griffey Jr.

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