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Old 07-14-2005, 11:34 PM   #1
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Default Astros now have two Clemens

Koby Clemens bypasses Texas scholarship

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HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros know they'll have at least one Clemens in the organization in the future: infielder Koby Clemens, the oldest son of their pitching ace.

Roger Clemens' son, drafted in the eighth round with the 254th pick, signed a contract Thursday then took batting practice with the team during a workout in Houston. His next stop is Greeneville, Tenn., where he'll join the Astros' rookie league affiliate.

"Watching him sign his contract with his mother standing there, I had memories of signing mine with my mother standing there," Roger Clemens said. "Since Koby's been knee-high, he's been wanting to do this. I think he's ready to go."

Who knows, maybe he'll follow in his father's footsteps. Interesting story.
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Old 07-14-2005, 11:47 PM   #2
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Koby Clemens isn't a pitcher. Might want to change the thread title.

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Old 07-15-2005, 05:08 AM   #3
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Cant go wrong by him, even if he is half the player Clemens was, he'd still do great things.
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:38 AM   #4
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Koby may be converted into catcher. Wouldn't it be fun to see him catch his dad? I think that would be a first in major league history. I'm guessing this prospect will keep the Rocket in uniform for a couple more seasons.
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Haha! In your face t.u. !
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Is he also going to retire after the season and then play next year anywaY?
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Yeah, I had heard that the 'Stros were thinking of converting him to a catcher thus starting the rumors that Roger may hang around a couple of more years on the off chance he may get to pitch to his son in a game.
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