Clay is usually the one doing the singing, but several members of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park were singing his praises in a WRAL interview in 2007.
Thanks go to procjoiner at The Clayboard who brought this video to my attention. This is a great video, recorded in August 2007 by WRAL.com and shows Mike Birling, General Manager, Matt DeMargel, Promotions Director, and George Habel, Vice President, where they are remembering back to 2003 with many compliments. This was when Clay made his trip home during Top 3 week on American Idol. For part of that trip, he sang the National Anthem at a Durham Bulls game and threw out the first pitch of the game.
The men compliment Clay by saying such things as:
For men of this caliber in such an outstanding organization to have such admiration for Clay after all these years says a lot. Clay is an amazing person and there are so many people who know this!
- "it was a once in a lifetime experience"
- "he was a phenomenon"
- "he didn't have any real idea just how popular he was"
- "the screaming from the fans was louder than the helicopter"
- "he sang the National Anthem and everybody just went crazy...that was just a real special moment...it was an incredible job"
Check out the video at WRAL.com. And if you really want a treat, watch the youtube video below of Clay singing the National Anthem that day at the Durham Bulls ball game. Perfection!!