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Atlanta feels like home to Greg Walker

First order of business for Braves' new hitting coach will be to "fix" Jason Heyward

Originally Published: February 15, 2012
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Greg Walker grew up in Douglas, Ga., a rural community of about 11,500 people in the deep southern portion of the state. Douglas is the hometown of Jennifer Nettles of the county music duo Sugarland. Bobby Bowden did an early coaching stint in the city at South Georgia College, and James Brown worked briefly at a local sawmill before graduating to bigger things as the Godfather of Soul.

As a child of the '60s, Walker was a die-hard Atlanta Braves fan, and a Hank Aaron fan in particular. ...

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