By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications
Herbert 'Bud' Maison hails from St. Clair Shores, Michigan and moved to Ft. Carson, Colorado in 2007 and started playing baseball again. Bud's military background has served him well as the current League President of the Southern Colorado MSBL located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is also the player/manager of the very successful So Co Pirates of the same league, who have won three of the last four titles. - Steve
Your name: Herbert A. 'Bud' Maison, III
City or town of residence: Colorado
League name: MSBL of Southern Colorado (League President)
Town where league is based: Colorado
Where did you grow up? St. Clair Shores, MIWhat do you do for a living?
Family information: Dana Maison (spouse), Neil Maison (Son), Ryan Maison(Son), Nicholas
Maison (Son), Katherine Maison (daughter)
General Questions:Describe your baseball resume:
High School Baseball player at South Lake
Amateur Competitive Baseball, Adult baseball with the Watertown
Athletics, NY., Adult baseball with Southern Colorado
Pirates of MSBL of Southern Colorado
What is your greatest baseball moment,
either watching or playing? The greatest baseball moment that can
happen or has happened while playing is stealing home.
When did you start playing for MSBL and how
did you hear about it? I started playing baseball in 2007 upon
moving to Fort Carson, CO with the Southern Colorado Pirates and have stayed
with the team since. In the process, took on the leadership role for the team
and in the league. I heard about the league through a friend and decided to
play with the Pirates since then.
Do you still play? Yes
What team and age bracket? I manage/play on
a team in the 25+ age group and the 35+ age group.
What is the best thing about your league? The camaraderie established between the teams, officials and players.
Do you participate in any MSBL national
tournaments? I have been asked to play annually, but due to my professional
obligations, I have yet to be able to participate in the national tournaments.
However, I have played in local tournaments in Denver and LaJunta winning two
Questions just for fun:
Who is your favorite player of all time and
why? Lance Parrish….TIGER FAN!! Favorite catcher, which is what I have played
since I was in little league.
Are there any additional personal comments
you wish to add about your playing or life thus far? I have successfully served 20 years in the
military and retired. I continue to serve with the military as a Junior Reserve
Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Instructor resulting in over 30 years of
service. I appreciate and support the local military installations and their
servicemen who play in our league. They continue to do a lot for our nation and
it’s people and deserve recognition for volunteering to serve in the Armed
Forces. They don’t seek recognition, but deserve to be acknowledged. Thank a
military servicemen the next time you see one.