Roger Clemens on the mound, son Koby catching SL Skeeters Friday night ball features father-son duo
By Elsa Maxey
This week’s announcement about Roger Clemens’ son, Koby, joining the Sugar Land Skeeters was a sure bet that today’s game against the Long Island Ducks at Constellation Field would be sold out… and it is.
It’s Clemens’ second start for the Skeeters, and his son will be starting as the catcher. In a press conference last night, Clemens was joined by his son about the duo’s joint play. The father and son also practiced together, Clemens at the pitching mound and Koby catching at the batting cage, immediately following the press conference.
“I’m glad he’s here,” said Clemens. “This is going to be fun not only for my family, but everybody in the local area for this team.” About his 25 year old eldest son, the 50 year old dad, Clemens, said, “He’s a pro at what he does, and we’re going to have some fun with it.”
On Wednesday, the announcement was made by the Sugar land Skeeters that Koby would be officially joining the team this Friday. He was released by the Toronto Blue Jays reportedly early so that he could sign with the Skeeters and play with his father.
“It’s a special moment for me,” said Koby, and “it’s going to be pretty much like a major league kind of deal for me.” The handsome young man favoring his father’s facial looks also said, “I’m really excited about it.”
As for Roger Clemens and his future, “I really don’t look too much further.” He said, “that probably will be it for me, and we’ve had a great time doing it. We want to get through tomorrow, and we’ll see where we’re at.”
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