There's an old saying in baseball: Take care of your own backyard, ... It's not only Georgia kids, but kids all over the Southeast. They've been watching the Braves and want to be a part of it. That's one advantage we have regionally. A lot of these kids want to be an Atlanta Brave. A lot of times, they're more signable for us than they would be for another club.Roy Clark
"Roy Linwood Clark" is an American country music musician and performer. He is best known for hosting Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to 1992. Roy Clark has been an important and influential figure in country music, both as a performer and helping to popularize the genre.
During the 1970s, Clark frequently guest-hosted for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show and enjoyed a 30-million viewership for Hee Haw. Clark is highly regarded and renowned as a guitarist and banjo player, and is also skilled in classical guitar and several other instruments. Although he has had hit songs as a pop vocalist (e.g., "Hier Encore/Yesterday, When I Was Young" and "Thank God and Greyhound"), his instrumental skill has had an enormous effect on generations of bluegrass music/bluegrass and country musicians. He is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, since 1987} and Country Music Hall of Fame/The Country Music Hall of Fame.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous entertainers! More Roy Clark on Wikipedia.
If you talk to every one of [the Georgia-born players], they all have their favorite moments with the Braves, ... From the time they were 7, 8, 9 years old, they turned on the TV and there was Bobby Cox and the Atlanta Braves competing for division titles or championships. I think that is a big key.Roy Clark