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Brett Dolan

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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.

T-Mac Begins Spring Training With Skeeters

Former Rocket and NBA star Tracy McGrady continued his attempts to pitch for the independent Sugar Land Skeeters Tuesday morning, when he joined 33 other players at the club’s first official spring workout. T-Mac is [...]

SportsRadio 610–04/15/2014


Jordan Spieth Tied For Masters Lead

If golf is in need of another young star, 20-year old Texan Jordan Spieth might be making his care on the sport’s biggest stage. The Dallas native has furthered his reputation all week as someone [...]

SportsRadio 610–04/12/2014

Shell Houston Open - Round One

Big Names Absent From Masters Weekend

Even before the 78th Masters got underway at Augusta National, the patrons and millions of television viewers knew it wasn’t going to be a normal tournament. The absence of Tigers Woods has a way of [...]

CBS Houston–04/12/2014

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A Bucket List Trip To The Masters

I love stadiums and arenas more than I love the games and sporting events they host. There, I have said it. I won’t even think of apologizing. You might even feel the same way. Stadiums [...]

SportsRadio 610–04/09/2014


The Spectacle of the Final 4

In the most palatial football stadium in a self described football state, the spectacle of college basketball’s signature event was on full display Saturday night when the sport set an all time Final Four attendance [...]

SportsRadio 610–04/06/2014

Underdog Compton In The Hunt At SHO

Sports fans love an underdog. If golf fans feel the same they will have a good candidate to rally behind this weekend at the Shell Houston Open. He may not be a familiar name but [...]

SportsRadio 610–04/03/2014

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Bo Porter Previews the 2014 Astros Season

Hope springs eternal on Major League Baseball’s Opening Day. Great teams expect to win championships. Good teams aspire to be great. Average teams hope to surprise and even bad teams hope to take that next [...]

SportsRadio 610–03/31/2014

Astros Finalize 25-Man Roster

The Astros finalized their Opening Day roster Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of the club’s spring training exhibition schedule. The 25 Astros available for Tuesday’s opener with the Yankees include 12 pitchers, 13 position players [...]

SportsRadio 610–03/30/2014

Astros Battle For The Alamo-City

Baseball most certainly is a game of numbers. Wins and losses, batting averages and ERA’s, franchise values and payrolls. It has not been a good week for the local nine in the last two categories. [...]

SportsRadio 610–03/28/2014

Astros Set Rotation, Altuve Will Bat Cleanup

Astros Manager Bo Porter set his pitching rotation Wednesday for the opening of the 2014 regular season. Free agent signee Scott Feldman had previously been named as the club’s opening day starter for the April [...]

SportsRadio 610–03/27/2014