Paul Wall To Throw Opening Pitch During Houston Astros Game

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.


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 when

I throw the opening pitch," an excited Paul Wall told "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.