Brett Dolan

Brett DolanBrettDolan

What I do for SportsRadio 610: I’m a utility infielder. Good glove, no hit. Some sports flashes, game coverage, Texans training camp, Texans pre-game show and much, much more once I figure out what all these buttons are for in the control room.

Birthday: Feb. 18

Twitter: brettdolan24

Hometown: Casey, IA

College: University of Iowa- 1992

High School: Adair-Casey High School. Go ahead, just try and find it on a map.

How long at SportsRadio 610: July 2013. I am the rookie but at least I have my ID card. You can’t even go the bathroom around here without said card.

The coolest person at 610: Well Robert Henslee has the best hair but Ted Johnson has three Super Bowl rings.

What I love about Houston: The passion and performance of the youth sports in the city and the suburbs. I also love the professional sports stadiums and arenas. Well done.

My favorite four letter word: Iowa. It’s my homeland. Go Hawks.

Favorite people to interview: Biggio, Clemens and of course Lance Berkman.

My experience: 19 years of professional baseball play-by-play experience, seven with the Astros. Mix in a little MLB Network and ESPN (College baseball) this summer to go along with college football and basketball on the Touchdown Radio Network (national games) CSN Houston and Fox Sports Southwest. High school football and basketball games with the Legacy Sports Network. P.A. Announcer for the Texas Bowl.

The teams I followed growing up: Iowa Hawkeyes, Kansas City Royals and Green Bay Packers. Now I am a minority owner of the Pack- two whole shares.

Signature phrases: That’s nonsense. That seems to apply to sooo many things today.

Favorite sport experiences:

  • Witnessing Craig Biggio’s 3000th hit at Minute Maid Park.
  • Being in attendance at Games 6 & 7 of the 2001 World Series in Phoenix with my dad. Game 7 was a dramatic finish to one the best Series of all time.
  • Taking my son to the NCAA Championship Game at Reliant Stadium in 2011. Although my ten-year old could have shot the ball better than the two teams did that night.
  • Being at the Orange Bowl (2010) when Iowa defeated Georgia Tech and watching the Hawks take out LSU in the Capitol One Bowl in 2005 on one of the best finishes to a bowl game ever. Sorry Saban. Sorry Jamarcus.
  • Coaching first base in a Midwest League minor league game for the Beloit Snappers.
  • Watching my son’s Lamar National All Star baseball team go to state this summer.

Sports I played growing up: Baseball, basketball and golf.

Family: Wife Betsy, son Will and daughter Kate. Yes, I know, Will and Kate, the royal couple lives in my house.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06:  Luke Gregerson #44 of the Houston Astros celebrates with his teammates Jason Castro #15 and Marwin Gonzalez #9 after defeating the New York Yankees in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 6, 2015 in New York City. The Astros defeated the Yankees with a score of 3 to 0.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Astros Keep The Magic Carpet Ride Alive

A playoff series with the Yankees always invites the inevitable comparisons between New York’s post-season successes and their opposition’s. The Yanks have the market cornered on a storied history and Tuesday night they also had […]

SportsRadio 610–10/06/2015

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 21:  Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros receives high fives from George Springer #4 after hitting a home run in the third inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Minute Maid Park on September 21, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

So You Think You Have The Astros Figured Out?

Raise your hand if you have figured out the 2015 Houston Astros? That’s what I thought. There aren’t many of you. Somewhere in the rest of the non-Astros part of this big state, Rangers fans […]

SportsRadio 610–09/29/2015

1989:  Coach Yogi Berra of the Houston Astros leans against the batters cage before an MLB (Major League Baseball) game in 1989.   (Photo by Otto Greule Jr /Getty Images)

Yogi-isms Help Explain The Astros Plight

It has been a rough stretch for the Astros on and off the field. On Wednesday the team dropped a 6-5 matinee to the Angels and another series, two games to one. Earlier in the […]

SportsRadio 610–09/24/2015

The Palmeiro’s Put On A Show in Sugar Land

The back and forth banter between father and son started hours before the Sugar Land Skeeters game Friday night. Fifty-year old Rafael Palmeiro started in on his son Patrick, the Skeeters third baseman. “I have […]

SportsRadio 610–09/18/2015

(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

R.I.P Milo

Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton passed away this morning at the age of 88. Hamilton had been fighting deteriorating health in recent weeks even before celebrating his most recent birthday on September 2nd. Hamilton’s […]

SportsRadio 610–09/17/2015

Rafael Palmeiro To Play For Skeeters

Rafael Palmeiro is one of five players to collect more than 3,000 hits and 500 home runs in a major league career. He also hasn’t played in a professional baseball game since 1995. That will […]

SportsRadio 610–09/16/2015

HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 18:  Marwin Gonzalez #9 of the Houston Astros celebrates with his teammates after his solo home run in the tenth inning to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 at Minute Maid Park on August 18, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

A Lone Star State Playoff Race

I can almost picture next year’s Astros media guide cover. Carlos Correa, Dallas Keuchel and A.J. Hinch will all be holding their collective trophies, smiling from ear to ear. Correa as the American League Rookie […]

SportsRadio 610–09/15/2015

SOUTH BEND, IN - AUGUST 30:  Driphus Jackson #6 of the Rice Owls looks to pass against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium on August 30, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Rice 48-17.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Why Does Rice Play Texas? Because It is Hard

It didn’t take Rice football coach David Bailiff long this week to start quoting a former president. “I think President Kennedy summed it up when he asked, ‘Why does Rice play Texas? Because it is […]

SportsRadio 610–09/11/2015

Houston a Hotbed for CFB Saturday

College’s football first weekend kicks off Saturday with no shortage of local gridiron action. In fact, five games will take place in Houston, highlighted by the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff with Texas A&M and Arizona State […]

SportsRadio 610–09/04/2015

SOUTH WILLAMSPORT, PA - AUGUST 29:  Starting pitcher Jaron Roblyer #22 of Pearland, Texas pitches during the game against Chinese Taipei on August 29, 2010 in South Willamsport, Pennsylvania.  Chinese Taipei won the Consolation game 14-2. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Pearland One Win Away From LLWS Title

With some time to reflect on last night’s dramatic win at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Pearland West manager Andrew Solomon is still at a loss how best to describe the comeback. […]

SportsRadio 610–08/28/2015