Softball season starts on Friday as the Gamecocks host College of Charleston at Beckham Field at 5 p.m. so today’s Know a Gamecock features Gamecock junior catcher P.J. Fulmer. A sport and entertainment major from Blythewood, Fulmer started 30 games behind the plate last season for South Carolina.
What is a talent you would like to have?
I would love to be able to sing or dance. You always see those kids at school, like you were automatically popular if you could dance or sing…do a back flip or something like that.
Name two people you would like to hang out with.
I’d love to hang out with Pudge Rodriguez. Pudge is my favorite baseball player ever, and I don’t know, maybe Eva Longoria.
What is your dream job?
My dream job is just something with sports. That’s one of the only things that really just keeps me interested all the time. I’m always watching Sports Center. I mean, it would be cool to work with ESPN, but I don’t want to be the media or a journalist.
What is your personal motto?
Work hard. Everyday. Like it’s your last. I mean, everything in life is going to happen for a reason, you just have to work for it.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Before every game Audrey and I always go up to the bullpen, even if she’s not pitching that game or warming up. I’ll stand on the home plate with my feet on both sides, and we play…I don’t even know what it’s called…but it’s like slap-hands, and you do it five times through. If we win, we do that again, if we don’t, we change the number.
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three things you would have with you?
My cell phone, a bunch of food, and probably a TV; I need some sort of entertainment. If I could bring a friend instead of a TV, that might work too.
What is the last song you heard on your ipod?
Probably some Britney Spears song, I think. I think “I’m a Slave for You” is the last thing that came on; I was walking to class.
What is your greatest fear?
Heights. I cry on roller coasters.