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Patrick Beverley plans to meet fans at Houston Astros game tonight

Mar 26, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) reacts after a play during the second quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 26, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) reacts after a play during the second quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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It started out with Patrick Beverley wanting to throw a party, but now the Rockets guard will be attending tonight’s Houston Astros game.

Other than perhaps James Harden, Patrick Beverley is the most beloved basketball player in Houston right now. If his on-court tenacity weren’t enough to win fans over, he’s playing the ultimate Good Guy Card by planning to meet fans tonight at a Houston Astros game.

It started with a tweet earlier today. Pat wanted to throw a party so he turned to social media.

I wanna throw a day party today!!!! Houston what up???

— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) May 25, 2017

The tweet got over 800 engagements in in less than two hours, one of which being somebody suggesting the Astros game as the location. Beverley tweeted back to confirm they’re actually playing today (turns out he might not be much of a baseball fan).

Astros play today???? https://t.co/c4YjY0Tugf

— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) May 25, 2017

It wasn’t too long before it became official. If you want to hang out with everybody’s favorite pit bull tonight, Minute Maid Park is where you’ll want to be.

Bet change that to meet me at the Astros game today!!!!

— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) May 25, 2017

Patrick Beverley did three things today that make him a good guy to root for. Let’s discuss them.

First, he interacted with fans on Twitter. I love when players do that. It’s just fun. Whether it’s Q-and-As or just keeping those notifications on, it gives a fans a sense of closeness to the player. It makes them seem like a real person instead of a celebrity.

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Second, he supported his city’s other sports teams. Most Rockets fans are also Astros and Texans fans, so they like to see that kind of thing. For the Astros fans who don’t care about the Rockets, they now have a reason to support their city’s basketball team. Sports are all about city pride, and players unite a city together when they do things like this.

Lastly, Bev is planning on hanging out with fans on his own volition. It’s definitely fun when players sign autographs at Academy or the mall but it’s obviously just a marketing ploy. Nobody told Pat to hang out with fans so it’s clear that he just enjoys it.

Am I reading way too much into three tweets from a man whom I’ve never met? Probably. But Pat just seems like a really good guy and this fun little baseball outing supports that theory. I won’t be able to make to the game tonight but if I could, you bet I’d be there.

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If you end up going to the Houston Astros game tonight and get to see Beverley, tweet us pictures at @SpaceCity_Scoop!

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