Dinner with the Rocket

Roger Clemens shares pitching pointers and baseball memories with fans at Vallone's

Roger Clemens shares pitching pointers and baseball memories with fans

News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015,-Randy McIlvoy, Roger Clemens, Scooter Hicks, & Perry Hicks
Randy McIlvoy, from left, Roger Clemens, Scooter Hicks and Perry Hicks. Courtesy of MetroNational
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015, Debbie Clemens, Jan Wilde, & Callie Spry
Debbie Clemens, from left, Jan Wilde and Callie Spry. Courtesy of MetroNational
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015, James Kirkpatrick, Phillip Rowe, Grant Nunley, Will Rowe
James Kirkpatrick, from left, Phillip Rowe, Grant Nunley and Will Rowe. Courtesy of MetroNational
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015,  Will, Tim and Nick Gillette
The Gillette boys — Will, from left, Tim and Nick. Courtesy of MetroNational
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015,-Leah Hart, Gregg Arnim, & Teresa Moro
Leah Hart, left, Gregg Arnim and Teresa Moro. Courtesy of MetroNational
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015,Nikki Simpson, Scott Bean, Mary Pickle, & Richard Fox
Nikki Simpson, from left, Scott Bean, Mary Pickle and Richard Fox. Courtesy of MetroNational
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015, Jay and Ashton Bell
Jay Bell, left, and Ashton Bell. Courtesy of MetroNational
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015, Brad MacDougall, John Green, & Jason Johnson
Brad MacDougall, from left, John Green and Jason Johnson. Courtesy of MetroNational
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015, Jeff Abel, Clay Rabel, & Jed Howard
Jeff Abel, from left, Clay Rabel and Jed Howard. Courtesy of MetroNational
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015, Nikhil Shah & Roseann Rogers
Nikhil Shah and Roseann Rogers. Courtesy of MetroNational
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015, David and Andrew Baay
David Baay and Andrew Baay. Courtesy of MetroNational
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015, Stephanie and Ron Swanson
Stephanie and Ron Swanson. Courtesy of MetroNational
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015, Carrie Broussard
Carrie Broussard. Courtesy of MetroNational
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015,-Randy McIlvoy, Roger Clemens, Scooter Hicks, & Perry Hicks
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015, Debbie Clemens, Jan Wilde, & Callie Spry
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015, James Kirkpatrick, Phillip Rowe, Grant Nunley, Will Rowe
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015,  Will, Tim and Nick Gillette
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015,-Leah Hart, Gregg Arnim, & Teresa Moro
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015,Nikki Simpson, Scott Bean, Mary Pickle, & Richard Fox
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015, Jay and Ashton Bell
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015, Brad MacDougall, John Green, & Jason Johnson
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015, Jeff Abel, Clay Rabel, & Jed Howard
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015, Nikhil Shah & Roseann Rogers
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015, David and Andrew Baay
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015, Stephanie and Ron Swanson
News, Roger Clemens at Vallone's, June 2015, Carrie Broussard

With 11 All-Star rankings, seven Cy Young Awards and two World Series championships under his belt, Roger Clemens has loads of baseball tales to share. And that he did recently when Memorial City presented a rare opportunity for fans to have dinner with the Rocket at Vallone's in Gateway Memorial City.

After a friendly meet-and-greet with close to 100 Memorial area dads and their sons and other fans, Clemens and wife Debbie sat down for the steak house's famed "Big Tex" meal — a 6-ounce steak accompanied by killer cheese enchiladas. Restaurateur Tony Vallone was on hand to insure that all was delish.

As the food settled in satisfied tummies, KPRC Channel 2 sports director Randy McIlvoy led Clemens through an easy conversation that covered everything from his best baseball memories to his trip to the Middle East to visit with U.S. troops. And he added a bit of pitching advice for the youngsters in the house and encouraged them to never lose their love for the game.

Baseball fans included Koby Clemens and his fiancée Callie Spry, Perry Hicks and son Scooter Hicks, Jason Johnson, Carrie Broussard, Jeff Abel, Scott Bean, Nicki Simpson, Clay Rabel, Jan Wilde, Brent Milam and Roseann Rogers with her son, Khalil Shah.

ADVERTISEMENT