Astros: Chris Paul will throw the first pitch to open second half
CP3 will try to bring some Texas heat with the ceremonial first pitch for the Astros tonight.
While the rumored Carmelo Anthony trade to Houston is on pause, Chris Paul will be introduced today. Today is dubbed Chris Paul day in Houston with the Houston Astros starting the second half as well. The Astros go out of their way to welcome Paul to Houston as well.
The Toyota Center and the Rockets will open their doors at 1:30 pm CST today for free admission. They will live stream the Paul conference on the video board for fans to watch live.
The Rockets press release states that they will have live entertainment, door prizes, dollar hot dogs and nachos. It will also be your first oprtunity to buy Chris Paul shirts and he will make his first public appearance.
Spare no expense!
The Rockets will pull out all the stops to make sure that Paul feels welcome after trading for him. The 12-year veteran will be a free agent next year, but the Rockets would not have made the trade if they didn’t think he re-sign with them. Like the Astros, the Rockets are trying to build a team to go all the way.
The Astros will continue the party into the game tonight versus the Twins. Paul will get the Astros second half going by throwing the ceremonial first pitch. The question is, will the point guard be able to get the ball to the plate?
Paul is an athlete, it should not be an issue. I wouldn’t be surprised if he did a sidearm delivery like he would do in a basketball game.
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The Houston teams have really banded together to support each other at times. If the Texans can get back on track, it could be a great time to live in H-Town!
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