Alex Del Barrio

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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

 

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Pagano on Watt “He’d Get My Vote For MVP”

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano was not shy about praising his top obstacle standing in the way of a season sweep of their AFC South rival Houston Texans on Sunday. Texans defensive […]

SportsRadio 610–12/10/2014

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Rockets Still Down Three Starters; Host Kings Wednesday

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Rockets will once again be without the trio of Dwight Howard, Patrick Beverley and Terrence Jones as they host the Sacramento Kings on Thanksgiving Eve at Toyota Center. Wednesday’s […]

SportsRadio 610–11/26/2014

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Parsons Hears Boos From Houston Crowd

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Chandler Parsons admittedly didn’t know what to expect as he returned to Houston on Saturday for the first time since leaving the Rockets for a three-year $46 million contract with the […]

SportsRadio 610–11/23/2014

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Rockets Avoid Second Half Collapse: Beat Mavericks 95-92

HOUSTON – (CBS HOUSTON) – For the second straight game the Houston Rockets let a second half lead slip through their fingers, the ending was a different result. James Harden’s three-point play with 28.2 remaining re-claimed […]

SportsRadio 610–11/22/2014

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Rockets Assign Nick Johnson To D-League

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Rockets and General Manager Daryl Morey announced on Tuesday that they have assigned rookie guard Nick Johnson to their NBA Development League affiliate Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Johnson becomes the […]

SportsRadio 610–11/18/2014

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Joseph Glad To Have Concussion Protocol Behind Him

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph told reporters on Monday that he has cleared the NFL’s mandated concussion protocol and can return to play. “It’s a three or four day process you have […]

SportsRadio 610–11/10/2014

Miami Marlins v Houston Astros

Astros Pitcher Keuchel Wins AL Gold Glove

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Despite another losing season, the Astros organization has something to be proud of during the post season as left handed starter Dallas Keuchel won the American League Rawlings Gold Glove for […]

SportsRadio 610–11/04/2014

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Rockets and Heat Clash in Battle of the Unbeaten Teams

MIAMI, FL (CBS HOUSTON) – There are four unbeaten teams left in the NBA. Two of those teams clash in Miami tonight as the Houston Rockets (4-0) face off against the Heat (3-0). The Rockets […]

SportsRadio 610–11/04/2014

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Rockets Beat Boston 104-90 In Home Opener

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON)- The Houston Rockets never trailed and led by as many as 26 in a 104-90 win over the Boston Celtics Saturday night in their home opener at Toyota Center. James Harden scored […]

SportsRadio 610–11/01/2014

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Rockets Cut Adrien, Smith In Setting 14-15 Roster

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – On the eve of their regular season opener in Los Angeles, the Houston Rockets trimmed their roster to the maximum 15 players on Monday. In the process they let go of […]

10/27/2014

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