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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Astros Bats Chase Away King Felix Early In 10-0 Shutout Over M’s

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – An eight run first inning chased Seattle ace Felix Hernandez from the mound earlier than expected as the Houston Astros put an end to a seven game losing skid with a 10-0 […]

SportsRadio 610–06/12/2015

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Aaron Glenn: Manziel Has Renewed Focus With Browns

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Cleveland Browns signed free agent quarterback Josh McCown in the off-season because they had moved on from previous starter Brian Hoyer and most importantly because of the uncertainty surrounding their first-round […]

SportsRadio 610–06/11/2015

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Astros Draft High School Outfielder Tucker With Fifth Overall Selection

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Astros made high school outfielder Kyle Tucker the fifth overall selection in the 2015 MLB First Year Player Draft. Tucker, the brother of current Astros outfielder Preston, was the […]

SportsRadio 610–06/08/2015

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Astros Select LSU Shortstop Alex Bregman With Second Pick In MLB Draft

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Astros drafted LSU shortstop Alex Bregman with the second overall selection in the 2015 MLB First Year Player Draft. The second overall pick was their compensation for being unable […]

SportsRadio 610–06/08/2015

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Rockets Legends Reunite For Premiere Of Championship Documentary

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The legend of the back-to-back NBA World Champion Houston Rockets of 1994 and 1995 has been immortalized through a documentary film produced by Turner Sports and NBA TV. On Wednesday night […]

SportsRadio 610–06/04/2015

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Texans Quarterbacks Ready For Competition, Not Controversy

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Texans will have their third different opening day quarterback in as many seasons in 2015 as either Ryan Mallett or free agent signee Brian Hoyer will assume the role held […]

SportsRadio 610–05/28/2015

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Texans OTAs Notebook: Competition Battles All Over The Field

HOUSTON – (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Texans opened their organized team activity period a day later than expected after the flooding Monday evening in the Houston area forced the team to cancel practice on […]

SportsRadio 610–05/28/2015

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Texans To Be Featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks in 2015

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – It was the worst kept secret in the NFL, but the Houston Texans, HBO and NFL Films announced on Wednesday that the Texans would be featured on the Emmy Award Winning […]

SportsRadio 610–05/27/2015

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Warriors One Win From NBA Finals With 115-80 Win In Houston

HOUSTON – (CBS HOUSTON) – The Golden State Warriors are one win away from their first NBA finals since 1975 after dominating the Houston Rockets 115-80 in game three of the Western Conference Finals Saturday […]

SportsRadio 610–05/23/2015

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NFL Announces Date For Houston Super Bowl in 2017

NEW YORK (CBS HOUSTON) – The National Football League announced on Thursday the official date for Super Bowl LI (51) to be played at Houston’s NRG Stadium will be February 5, 2017. “We are excited […]

SportsRadio 610–05/21/2015

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