Marty Scott, who was president of the Cats when the team was brought back in 2001, hired Clegg as general manager.
"I'm sure there are days where he
spends all day putting out brush fires, from leaks in the restrooms to a sprinkler pipe bursting in the outfield, but he's
got a switch somewhere inside that clicks on when the game starts," Scott
said."If there's a silly promotion, he's
the first one to be dressed for the occasion.He's
not doing it for laughs; he's
doing it to make it more enjoyable for everybody. "When the team is winning, he
probably doesn't have to be such a showman; but when they're losing, you have to get the fans interested in something else to get them back to the park."
...Clegg's love of baseball and his personal ethics caught Scott's attention when Scott was farm director for the Rangers and Clegg was publicity director for the Oklahoma City 89ers (now the Oklahoma RedHawks), a Rangers farm team.
If I stepped off the curb and got hit by a car or went down in a plane crash or didn't do well, there would be somebody in succession to take my spot," Scott
...Scott left the Rangers when Doug Melvin became general manager.
..."What he lacked in experience in being a minor-league GM, he made up for in his work ethic and leadership skills," Scott said.
...Marty Scott, consultant.Retired as president and COO in March