Michael Fegins: Baseball is my life. I’ve been at this since I was three years old and it has taken me to places that I thought I would never in life go.
Joe Gaiter: Tell us about your childhood and how you got into sports?
Michael Fegins: The way I was introduced to sports is through my father when I would go to his men’s softball games. I caught the baseball bug from there at a very early age.
Joe Gaiter: What are your fondest memories at Pebblebrook High school?
Michael Fegins: Some of my greatest memories of playing ball there were hitting a home run and have music. One of my last games there at are home field the sounds and vibes were amazing too be around.
Joe Gaiter: Why did you choose Clark Atlanta University?
Michael Fegins: I choose this school because I have been around here since I was little. I lived close to the school, down the street so it was a good decision. Also past baseball players that have been signed from here.
Joe Gaiter: Tell us the training you go through being a pitcher?
Michael Fegins: Training to be a pitcher is a lot of arm care and band work. The weight room to build up the arm and your lower half to up your velo and balance on the mound.
Joe Gaiter: What kind of relationship do you have with Calvin Butler, your catcher?
Michael Fegins: Calvin is like a brother. He has been in the situations that I’m going to be in so you ask him questions and he helps you get better. He is a guy that wants to get everyone better so we all have that one common goal and that’s to get a ring.
Joe Gaiter: How do you face adversity during the season?
Michael Fegins: Trying to maintain your grades and doing the work becomes a lot when you travel and practice every day.
Joe Gaiter: How has the cancellation of your season affected you?
Michael Fegins: The season-ending so abruptly has taken its toll but you find ways to get your work in during this quarantine. Be ready come the spring for next year.
Joe Gaiter: How are you staying active during your off-season?
Michael Fegins: The ways to keep your swing in check is hitting off the tee in a net and getting in so light toss every now and then and a bullpen to keep your skills up.
Joe Gaiter: What have you learned from Head Coach Carter and the coaching staff?
Michael Fegins: Coach Carter has shown me what I am capable of and my potential as a ballplayer and some times that is all you need is someone that believes that you can improve your game to get to the next level and make a career out of what you do.
Joe Gaiter: What are your thoughts about the state of college baseball?
Michael Fegins: I think that college baseball is ok but there are some things that can be done to make the changes that it needs possible more umpires then just the standard two and etc.
Joe Gaiter: What is the life of a college baseball player like?
Michael Fegins: The life of a college baseball player can and is very demanding of time that you need to put into your craft and become the best ballplayer that your team needs to give them the best chance to win.
Joe Gaiter: Who is your favorite MLB player?
Michael Fegins: My top two are Freddie Freeman and Josh Donaldson. I like Freddie for his glove at first base since that is my primary position. I love to watch Josh swing its effortless power in a swing something that I want to achieve.
Joe Gaiter: What inspires you?
Michael Fegins: What inspires me is to get that opportunity to make a lifelong dream become a reality and make it to my next challenge in life. I have what it takes to make it then see what it takes to stay there.
Joe Gaiter: What is your major and how do you plan on using it?
Michael Fegins: I am a Mass Media Arts major with a concentration in radio, Tv and film. If unsuccessful in playing baseball then I would like to take so photos or become a video editor for the MLB.
Joe Gaiter: What do you want your legacy to be?
Michael Fegins: I want to be remembered as I guy who was a great teammate and works hard at his craft and a guy that has a plan for after baseball that always looks out for his people.
Joe Gaiter: What is your untold story?
Michael Fegins: I almost did not make it to Clark Atlanta if it was not for my summer baseball organization that helped me through the process. They are a big reason why I’m where I am today.
Joe Gaiter: Final Words?
Michael Fegins: Look out for them Clark boys. We are coming for the ring, that’s a fact!
Joe Gaiter: Shout outs:
Michael Fegins: Shoutout to my pops, mom, and GBSA also anyone who has ever help me.
Michael Fegins, Clark Atlanta, Interview with Joe Gaiter was last modified: May 21st, 2020 by Joseph Gaiter