Houston rap star Paul Wall will realize a dream come true tonight (July 5), when he throws the first pitch during a face-off between the Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs.
The game takes place at the Astros’ home field, Minute Maid Park, where the rapper/producer will throw the first pitch of the game to Astros’ legendary future hall-of-fame pitcher, Roger Clemens.
“My all time favorite player Roger Clemens, is gonna catch the ball tomorrow when I throw the opening pitch,” an excited Paul Wall told AllHipHop.com. “As a lifetime Astros fanatic, this is a dream come true. I’ve been following the ‘Stros since I was a kid sitting in the dollar seats at the Astrodome. Now I’m sitting in the dugout seats right behind home plate next to George Bush!”
According to Paul Wall, who recorded a remix to the song “They Don’t Know” when the Astro’s clinched The National League Championship last year, pitching to Clemens has a deeper meaning to the chart-topping rapper.
“Last year when Roger Clemens’ contract ended, he couldn’t sign a new contract, and he had to sit out until May 1st, which coincidentally was the due date for my first born son. So I did a campaign With the Houston radio, to try to encourage Roger Clemens to sign back with the Astros. I was gonna name my son Roger. But he didn’t sign on May 1st, he waited and then later ended up signing back with the Astros, and the baby came early so I changed the name.”
Wall, also caught a foul ball at an Astro’s game last year, said that he attends the games regularly.
The Houston Astros will take on the Chicago Cubs tonight at 7:05 pm.
Source: All Hip Hop