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

 

Spurs Sideline Reporter Andrew Monaco Breaks Down Game 1

San Antonio Spurs sideline reporter Andrew Monaco joined Patrick Creighton and Alex Del Barrio to recap Game 1 of the NBA Finals and discuss what it felt like inside the AT&T Center on Thursday night.

SportsRadio 610–06/07/2014

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Rockets Clinch 4th Seed In West With Win Over Spurs

Houston (CBS HOUSTON) The Houston Rockets clinched the 4th seed in the 2014 Western Conference playoffs with their 104-98 win over the San Antonio Spurs Monday night at Toyota Center. The Rockets will have home [...]

SportsRadio 610–04/14/2014

Texas A&M v LSU

ADB’s Bites: Drafting Manziel Will Make Texans Relevant For First Time

Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – With the NFL draft not taking place until May, the debate for who the Houston Texans will take with the number one overall selection is starting to reach a point where [...]

SportsRadio 610–04/13/2014

Philadelphia 76ers v Houston Rockets

Rockets Pound Sixers 120-98 For Fifth Straight Win

  HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Despite losing starting point guard Patrick Beverley to a knee injury in the first half, the Houston Rockets cruised to their fifth straight victory 120-98 per the Philadelphia 76ers Thursday [...]

SportsRadio 610–03/28/2014

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Rockets Win Second Straight 129-106 Over Wolves

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Despite a slow first quarter start, the Houston Rockets had seven players reach double-figures in a runaway 129-106 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Thursday night at Toyota Center. The victory was [...]

SportsRadio 610–03/21/2014

(Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lin Records First Career Triple-Double In Win Over Cavs

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Jeremy Lin tallied his first career triple-double as he helped lead the Houston Rockets to a 106-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers Saturday night at Toyota Center. Lin scored 15 points [...]

SportsRadio 610–02/02/2014

(Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rockets Spoil Pop’s Birthday With 97-90 Win

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) –  The Houston Rockets rallied back from a 15-point first half deficit and led by as many as 11 in a 97-90 win over the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night at Toyota [...]

SportsRadio 610–01/28/2014

(Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

NFL Fines Smith For Hit On Henne; Will Appeal

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Texans defensive end Antonio Smith has been fined $15,750 dollars by the NFL for his Week 12 hit on Jacksonville quarterback Chad Henne in Houston’s 13-6 loss to the Jaguars. Smith [...]

SportsRadio 610–11/29/2013

(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Jackson Will Play Sunday Against Patriots

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson told reporters after Friday’s practice that he will play in Sunday’s game against the AFC East leading New England Patriots. Head Coach Gary Kubiak confirmed Jackson’s comments in [...]

SportsRadio 610–11/29/2013

(Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rockets Host T-Wolves Tonight

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Rockets return to Toyota Center Saturday night for a Western Conference showdown, playing host to the Minnesota Timberwolves.  Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Rockets (8-5) had a [...]

SportsRadio 610–11/23/2013

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