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

 

(credit: Anna-Megan Raley/CBS Houston)

Are Rockets Teasing a Logo Change During NBA Playoffs?

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Chalk it up to curiosity and the fact that most Rockets fans have been clamoring for a permanent return to the ketchup and mustard Rockets uniforms of the ’94 and 95 […]

SportsRadio 610–04/28/2015

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WWE Extreme Rules Preview Podcast With Stoots and ADB

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) Alex Del Barrio and Cody Stoots are back with another podcast to preview Sunday’s WWE Extreme Rules on the WWE Network. The guys will talk about the card, the latest news on […]

SportsRadio 610–04/22/2015

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Report: Rondo Out For Remainder of Rockets Mavericks Series

DALLAS (CBS HOUSTON) – Mavericks Head Coach Rick Carlisle has ruled disgruntled point guard Rajon Rondo indefinitely and will likely be out for the remainder for Dallas’ first-round series with the Houston Rockets due to […]

04/22/2015

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Rockets Use 4th Quarter Surge To Beat Mavs 111-99 In Game 2

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) The former AAU tandem of Josh Smith and Dwight Howard tallied 13 and 20 points respectively in the second half to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-99 victory over the Dallas […]

SportsRadio 610–04/21/2015

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Duncan Block On Harden Seals 104-103 Win For Spurs

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – In a game filled with runs, a lot of whistles, and a hack-a-Josh Smith strategy; Friday’s Western Conference showdown between the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs came down to the […]

SportsRadio 610–04/10/2015

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Spurs Throttle Rockets 110-98 In San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (CBS HOUSTON) The news of Donatas Motiejunas being out for the remainder of the season early on Wednesday was just the start of a very bad day for the Houston Rockets. Despite a […]

04/08/2015

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Big 4th Quarter Pushes Rockets Past Mavs 108-101

DALLAS (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Rockets outscored the Dallas Mavericks 31-18 in the fourth quarter en route to a 108-101 victory Thursday night at the American Airlines Center. The victory pushes the Rockets (52-24) […]

SportsRadio 610–04/02/2015

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Harden Goes Off; Rockets Dethrone Kings 115-111

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – James Harden scored a career high 51 points as the Houston Rockets held off the Sacramento Kings 115-11 Wednesday night at Toyota Center. Dwight Howard did not play, but will be […]

SportsRadio 610–04/01/2015

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Blue Devils Have Date With Gonzaga: Beat Utah 63-57

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Houston native Justise Winslow scored a game high 21 points to lead the Duke Blue Devils to a 63-57 win over the Utah Utes Friday night at NRG Stadium. With the victory […]

SportsRadio 610–03/28/2015

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Zags Dominate Bruins On Boards: One Win From Final Four

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON)- The Gonzaga Bulldogs are one win away from their first Final Four after running away from the UCLA Bruins 74-62 Friday Night at NRG Stadium in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship South […]

SportsRadio 610–03/28/2015

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