Cape Catfish names new president with 25 years of business and baseball experience

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Glenn Campbell doesn’t necessarily need the spotlight. 

“I could do this without anybody ever knowing I was doing it and I would have just as much fun,” he said.

But the new Cape Catfish president already has some big-league level plans. 

“We’ve got a few things up our sleeve,” he said. “I’ll tell you this: I’ve failed more times than I’ve succeeded, so at the end of the day, I am not afraid to try new things, and if we get it right, awesome. We’ll do it, but if we do it wrong, we’ll step up to the plate and we’ll swing again, so I’m not afraid of striking out. We’ll get a few hits.” 

The Notre Dame High School and Southeast Missouri State graduate started his own business in the ‘90s and later bought the headwear brand, “Lids,” out of bankruptcy in 2001. He has also been a play-by-play broadcaster for the Catfish the past three years. 

And now, he gets to work alongside his son, Eli, who is an intern for the Catfish. 

“I ran a business, and it was successful, and all the while, my kids weren’t old enough to be involved in it,” he said. “I was hoping to keep it long enough to where they could be a part of it, but that didn’t come to fruition, so this will be fun.” 

The Cape Catfish organization is a business, but at the end of the day, Campbell said priority number one is supplying a good time. 

“There’s a finite number, top-line revenue we can get to, but it’s small,” he said. “I want to have fun, I want these people to have fun, and I want people who come out to watch the Catfish to have fun.” 

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