2,710 Miles Away
Dave McMahon -- What is it like playing in Oregon?
Bobby Felmy -- I am having a good time. I am learning to adjust to everything. It is a lot of fun. There is a lot of down time and you have to find things to do.
DM -- Have you ever been to Oregon before?
BF -- No. This was my first time here. I also had to go to Arizona for a physical and that was my first time there, too. My physical was at 5:30 in the morning and I flew out later and played my first game that night.
DM -- Did any family join you on this trip?
BF -- No, it was just me.
DM -- You have already played in 2 games and you have gone 4-for-8 with a home run, not bad... so I guess you are not nervous about being there?
BF -- I don't think about being nervous or any of the pressure. I just play the game like I have always have played the game.
DM -- Tell me about your first home run as a professional?
BF -- I hit the ball real well and the wind was blowing hard to right.
DM -- Are the dimensions a lot different than it is at Foley Field?
BF -- Right Field is 325 out and the wall is about 12 feet high. There is a big freeway behind the wall and a huge net to protect the cars from getting hit.
DM -- Anyone on your team that you have ever played with or against?
BF -- Evan Bush played at Alabama and Brad Boyer I played with in the Cape Cod League a few years back.
DM -- The minor leagues are known for their wacky promotions... I see on Fridays your team has fireworks and this Monday, the San Diego Chicken is appearing... do you remember the famous chicken?
BF -- I remember watching The Chicken pretend to pick fights with Barney the Dinosaur.
DM -- Have you talked to any of your former teammates, especially the other ones that got drafted as well?
BF -- I haven't had a chance to call any of the guys. Ryan Peisel called me and that was real cool.
DM -- What one thing that you don't have in Oregon that you had in Athens that you wish you can have?
BF -- My dog. I will be getting my dog soon so that is OK. That and my 25 former teammates this year. We had a great time playing this season.
DM -- Good luck the rest of the season and in getting to the show.
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