Houston Astros fans finally have only a few hours to wait until the Rocket launch. We are all hopeful Roger Clemens return will be the fuel the team needs. The players are very happy to have him back. He is a leader and inspiration to the team. As several of the players have said he is just fun to have around. There are only a few seats left for tonight's game. The first thirty thousand fans will get a poster of the "Rocket". This date has been on the minds of all the fans for weeks now. The only bad thing is that the Astros had to send a player down to make room for Clemens on the roster. So Manager Phil Garner sent Chris Sampson down to the AAA club, the Round Rock Express. Sampson did a good job while with the 'stros, being used both as a starter and in relief. He will probably called back up later, especially if one of the pitchers gets hurt. I expect that at the very least he will be called up in September. Right now, the Rocket is on the pad, and all the fans are waiting for lift off at 7:05 tonight. Go 'Stros!