Comedian actor Will Ferrell was on hand at Round Rock’s Dell Diamond on Thursday evening, May 6, guest starring for the Express (the Houston Astros’ triple-A affiliate).
After watching a majority of the game from the owner’s suite, Ferrell entertained fans when he emerged from the bullpen as Billy Ray “Rojo” Johnson to start the sixth inning.
The character “Rojo,” an American-born pitcher out of Venezuela, was used as part of a skit during intermission leading up to Ferrell singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” in the seventh inning.
Ferrell is in town to host a charity golf tournament, The Will Powered Golf Classic, today (Friday, May 7) at Cimmaron Hills Country Club in Georgetown, Texas.
The tournament benefits Cancer for College, an organization which provides educational scholarships to cancer survivors.
This years marks the first time the gold tourney has come to Central Texas, though it hopefully won’t be the last.
In the slides that follow, you’ll get a quick glimpse of Ferrell at his finest: From press conference quotes to live action on the field of play…