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The Houston Rockets welcomed the Rocket, Roger Clemens, to take a 'First Shot' for Charity

In a pairing that just had to happen at some point, Roger Clemens was a guest of the Houston Rockets on Thursday night before their game against the Clippers. 

Clemens, otherwise known as "The Rocket" for his blazing fastball, took the challenge of the Rockets First Shot for Charity. Clemens wore a cap with the initials "A.G." written on it in tribute to the late, great Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido (who passed away on Thursday), which was a nice touch.

The shot, however, veered off course, as captured by Mark Berman of KRIV FOX 26:

Clemens joins good company in the form of Astros owner Jim Crane, who also missed his First Shot for Charity in January.

Not everybody has the good fortune of getting a lucky bounce and banking in their shot, which Carlos Correa did.