Bulldog of a Greenjacket

By: Prentice Elliott Email
By: Prentice Elliott Email

Greenjackets rightfielder, Bobby Felmy was a Georgia Bulldog.
I know this not because it's on the roster but rather, everytime he comes to the plate at Lake Olmstead Stadium, humans can be heard barking in the stands.

Felmy is originally from Pennsylvania and spent only 3 years at UGA but he will always be known as a Bulldog. That's what happens when you play in front of one of the most rabid fan bases in the country and play well. Felmy helped lead the Bulldogs to the 2004 College World Series and was a team captain in 2005. He played his first pro season in Oregon and didn't realize how closely Bulldog fans follow alumni until he got back to the south this season.

"Our batboy is a big Georgia fan, so everday we sit down and talk about Georgia," laughs the 23 year old outfielder. "It's just awesome to have people coming up to me wanting to talk about Georgia."

As a matter of fact, the only thing Felmy likes talking about as much as UGA is hitting, and with good reason. He's been the mark of consistency since his days in Athens. This season, he's 2nd on the 'Jackets in homeruns, with 11 and 2nd in RBI with 48 while hitting .291. Unfortunately, despite his success at the plate, Felmy has found out there's no real secret to hitting.

"The big thing is being consistent. Hitting is the hardest part of the game so if you can do that, you'll make some money."

The 22nd round pick of the Giants in 2006 is also leading the team in slugging percentage.


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