Ed Wade would like to make it very clear that the Astros didn't draft 40th Round pick Buddy Lamothe for the notoriety, says KHOU:
"We thought it would be something that would pick the kid’s spirits up and make him feel good. It’s something he can talk about for the rest of his life. We hope that this is part of the progress he is going to make on a lot of different fronts. I’m sure there will be an opportunity for us to get him out to the ballpark and say hello to him first hand."