Alex Del Barrio

Alex Del BarrioDel_Barrio

What I do for SportsRadio 610: I’m a jack-of-all-trades for 610. I report on the Houston area pro teams, anchor sports flashes, write for Sportsradio610.com and host on the weekends and as a fill-in. Wherever they need me to be, I show up. It’s a pretty sweet gig.

Birthday: May 9th

Twitter: @ADBsportsguy

Hometown: Mission, TX (Home of Tom Landry and Tito Santana)

College(s): Boston University and University of Texas-Pan American

High School: Mission High School – I was the Student Body President. (Don’t act like you’re not impressed)

How long at SportsRadio 610: October 2013. I just got here, but I am hitting the ground running.

The coolest person at 610: I think I am gonna go with Robert Henslee, only because he makes sure I get on the schedule.

What I love about Houston: This is the city where I learned to love sports. Going to the Summit to see the Rockets advance to the Finals in the 90’s began my love for sports. The Astrodome is the site of so many fond sports memories as well from Astros playoff games to Wrestlemania X-7. I have family and friends here and I am glad to finally call it my home.

My favorite four letter word: Food

Favorite people to interview: I’ll name some of the coolest interviews I have had the chance to do. Bob Knight, Abby Wambach, Dwight Howard, Clyde Drexler, Mike Eruzione, Dwight Howard.

My experience: Well I probably have the most diverse work experience in professional sports. I started as a minor league baseball announcer in Edinburg, TX for the Edinburg Roadrunners winning a championship in 2004 (yes I got a ring). That experience led to a position as a sports talk show host in the Rio Grande Valley. I have been a play-by-play announcer for a variety of sports most recently with the Rockets D-League franchise the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. I have also worked play-by-play for the NBA D-League and NBA-TV. In addition I was a television sports anchor at XHRIO-TV (FOX) in McAllen, TX.

I have most recently served as the in-arena voice of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. I had the opportunity to visit over 20 countries and all over the United States and Canada during my world tours.

The teams I followed growing up: New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Dallas Stars, Houston Rockets, Houston Astros,

Signature phrases: Unbelievable, Bingo, (I’m sure there are others)

Favorite sport experiences:

  • Serving as the PA Announcer at Fenway Park on September 21, 2012 (Red Sox v. Orioles)
  • Camping out on Landsdowne Street for over 18 hours to buy tickets for Game 2 of the 2004 World Series at Fenway Park (Yes I got in)
  • Witnessing Game 5 of the 1994 Western Conference Finals at the Summit with the Rockets beating the Jazz and advancing to the NBA Finals.
  • Being at every Astros victory during their 2005 World Series run, including the 18 inning game between the Astros and Braves in the NLDS.
  • Announcing at amazing venues all over the world with the Globetrotters like Madison Square Garden, Staples Center, Wembley Arena (London) and the Allstate Arena.
  • Calling a last second three-pointer for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers victory in the 2010 NBA Development League Finals.
  • Owning a pair of championship rings.
  • Being at  Wrestlemania X-Seven in Houston and Wrestlemania XX at Madison Square Garden.

Sports I played growing up: Basketball and Madden football

 

Texans QB Savage Focussed on Keeping Starting Job

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (CBS HOUSTON) – The starting quarterback job for the Houston Texans belongs to four-year veteran and former 4th round pick Tom Savage. Savage’s name remaining at the top of the depth […]

SportsRadio 610–07/26/2017

Foreman Ready To Move Past Arrest Incident

D’Onta Foreman took the field for his first NFL training camp in West Virginia on Wednesday as the rookie running back from Texas hopes to make an impact and become an integral part of the Houston offense.

SportsRadio 610–07/26/2017

Smith Says There Is No “Contract Dispute” With Duane Brown

On the eve of training camp Houston Texans General Manager Rick Smith does not want to refer to Duane Brown’s absence from a “contract dispute” or a “hold out”. Whatever way Smith wants to describe it, a “hold out”, by all indications, is precisely what Brown is doing.

SportsRadio 610–07/25/2017

Dynamo Win First On Road; Breeze Past DC United 3-1

WASHINGTON DC (CBS HOUSTON) – With their three starting forwards out on international duty, the Houston Dynamo scored three goals in the first 17 minutes of the match en route to a 3-1 victory over […]

SportsRadio 610–07/22/2017

Andre Johnson To Be Inaugural Inductee Into Texans Ring of Honor

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Texans unveiled their home game themes for the 2017 season on Tuesday and coinciding with their “Homecoming” game against the Arizona Cardinals on November 19th the team will make […]

SportsRadio 610–07/18/2017

BREAKING: Rockets Owner Puts Team Up For Sale

Houston Rockets CEO Tad Brown announced on Monday at Toyota Center that owner Leslie Alexander has expressed his intent to sell the franchise along with Clutch City Sports and Entertainment after 24 years of ownership. The process towards finding a new buyer have already begun and Brown will head up that process alongside the NBA league office.

SportsRadio 610–07/17/2017

Chris Paul Excited For Change By Joining Rockets

The excitement surrounding the Houston Rockets’ acquisition of 9-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul was palpable inside Toyota Center Friday afternoon as thousands lined up around Toyota Center for the chance to welcome him.

SportsRadio 610–07/14/2017

Reader Ready For Increased Role In Sophomore Season

Texans second-year nose tackle DJ Reader role is going to increase in 2017 with the departure and pending retirement of veteran Vince Wilfork.

SportsRadio 610–07/12/2017

Dynamo Score Early And Often in 3-1 Win Over Montreal

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Dynamo had won only one match in their previous eight outings and without stars Alberth Ellis and Romell Quioto the Dynamo would need to increase their aggressiveness early in […]

SportsRadio 610–07/06/2017

Jadeveon Clowney #90 of the Houston Texans celebrates after knocking down a pass from Connor Cook #8 of the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of their AFC Wild Card game at NRG Stadium on January 7, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Clowney Likes Challenge Of Moving Around in Texans Defensive System

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is hoping to capitalize on the success he had in 2016 in a system that he’s finally comfortable in. Clowney dealt with injuries during his first two seasons […]

SportsRadio 610–06/28/2017

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