It’s opening day at Regions Field for the Southern League Champion Birmingham Barons. Players and baseball fans have been anxiously awaiting the first pitch. But another group of Barons fans have been looking forward to the season for slightly different reasons.
At each Barons home game, a different performer will sing the national anthem. And they don’t invite just anybody to perform. This year, at least 140 people auditioned for a limited number of spots. WBHM’s Sarah Delia was at tryouts scoping out the talent and getting some words of wisdom from last year’s opening act, local musician Bobby Horton.