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

 

Texans Training Camp Day 1 - (Photo Credit: Garret Heinrich)

Texans React To First Episode of Hard Knocks

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) –  On the premiere episode of HBO’s Hard Knocks featuring the Houston Texans, fans were introduced to Houston’s NFL franchise with an up-close and inside look at a team that may have one […]

SportsRadio 610–08/12/2015

Housotn Texans Training Camp Day 2 - (Photo Credit: Garret Heinrich)

Texans Starting QB Still In Question After Release of Unofficial Depth Chart

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Texans will face the San Francisco 49ers for their first preseason game at NRG Stadium on Saturday. Who will be under center as the team’s starting quarterback is still […]

SportsRadio 610–08/11/2015

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Astros Trade For Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Astros made a trade deadline deal, acquiring OF Carlos Gomez and relief pitcher Mike Fiers from the Milwaukee Brewers for several prospects including Brett Phillips, Domingo Santana, Josh Hader, […]

SportsRadio 610–07/30/2015

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Hinch: Astros To Activate Jed Lowrie On Thursday

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Astros manager AJ Hinch announced after Wednesday’s 6-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels that the team will activate infielder Jed Lowrie off the 15-day disabled list and will start at […]

SportsRadio 610–07/30/2015

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Report: Chuck Hayes Returns To Rockets

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – One of the most popular reserve players from the Yao-McGrady era of the Houston Rockets is making a return. Multiple media reports on Wednesday indicate that the Rockets and veteran forward/center […]

SportsRadio 610–07/29/2015

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Rockets To Get “Clutch City” Alternate Jersey After Updates Leaked

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – A leaked image of NBA uniform updates made it onto the image hosting site Imgur, confirming the report earlier this summer on uniform changes for the 2015-16 season for the Houston […]

SportsRadio 610–07/23/2015

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Astros Open Second Half With 3-2 Win Over Rangers

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Despite allowing 15 hits to the Texas Rangers on Friday night, the Houston Astros were able to hold off their rivals with a 3-2 victory at Minute Maid Park. The win […]

SportsRadio 610–07/17/2015

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Report: Josh Smith Agrees To Deal With Clippers

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Free agent power forward Josh Smith has agreed to a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers according to multiple media reports. Smith was acquired by the Rockets in December of […]

SportsRadio 610–07/16/2015

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Report: Clippers Interested in Josh Smith

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Rockets have used the 2015 off-season to bring the proverbial band back together by agreeing to terms with both point guard Patrick Beverley and reserve forward Corey Brewer. The […]

SportsRadio 610–07/08/2015

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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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