But watch out for in your ear, kid
We've all tossed pitches to our kids in the back yard. But none of us is Rocket Roger, and few of them have genuine Major League talent. So we suppose it's appropriate that Roger later described his first pitch to the kid as "probably one of the harder fastballs I cut loose." And Koby's reaction? He took the old man over the left field fence for a homer.
A real father-son moment.
But, once again, Mr. Clemens senior is no ordinary dad, and Mr. Clemens junior no ordinary son. Which, of course, raises the question: Where do you think dad threw the next pitch, when son Koby again came to bat?
Exactly right. As any student of baseball would have predicted, Roger threw the next pitch high and tight, right at the kid's head. The younger Clemens dodged the pitch, then smiled at his father.
"He was like, 'Sorry about that pitch inside. I was trying to change the view of the ball for you a little bit,'" said Koby, a third baseman who was drafted by Houston last summer. “I said, ‘I knew what you were doing.'"Story HERE.