Originally posted on Fox Sports Houston  |  Last updated 9/5/12
Mark Berman (KRIV-TV) Roger Clemens confirms to FOX 26 Sports that when he pitches for the Skeeters on Friday in Sugar Land, his son Koby will be his catcher. Koby was released earlier this week by the Toronto Blue Jays organization so he could take part in this remarkable moment with his father. "This is cool stuff," said Clemens, the seven-time Cy Young award winner. "Having Koby (my oldest son) back there to catch a game will be great. "I'm glad he's getting the opportunity to do so. We will have many special guests there to watch. Thanks again, Sugar Land." Koby Clemens is thrilled to be signing with the Skeeters and get the opportunity to be on the same field with his father in a professional baseball game. "First off, I want to thank the Toronto Blue Jays for the opportunity they gave me this year," Koby Clemens said. "It was some solid baseball and I enjoyed working hard for them. "I also want to thank them for allowing me this opportunity to catch my pops in what should be a fun-filled event in Sugar Land. We've had the opportunity to work alongside each other a few years back, but never a pitchercatcherbattery. I'm looking forward to this and hope everyone looking on enjoys it." Roger Clemens returned to professional baseball for the first time since 2007 when he worked in his first game for the Skeeters on Aug. 25. During that outing Roger Clemens threw 3 1-3 innings of scoreless baseball. Koby Clemens just finished his season with Toronto's double-A affiliate, New Hampshire, in the Eastern League.
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