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
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.
Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel has completed a healthy spring training and he is ready to go for Opening Day next Monday.
The Astros made four roster moves Tuesday while the battle for the fifth starters spot continued in Florida.
Houston fell to Akron in the N.I.T. while Rice topped San Francisco in the CBI to advance to the tournament’s second round.
The Texas Southern Tigers are headed to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four years. Their reward is a date with number one seed North Carolina (27-7), Friday in Greenville, South Carolina.
Just two Texas teams appear to be locks to make the NCAA Tournament. However all four Houston schools, legitimately have a chance to make a deep run in or win their respective conference tournaments, providing a dose of madness for the next few days in March.
The Astros and Washington Nationals will conduct a grand opening Tuesday of the team’s brand new spring training stadium, the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
The Astros have loaded up on position players and veterans for the 2017 season. The health and performance of the pitching staff will be the unknown and key factor to a playoff run.
The Astros are coming off a third place finish in the A.L. West in 2016, but expectations might be as high for the club since the 2006 campaign.
Astros pitcher Will Harris says the players will have a little chip on their shoulder in 2017 after not reaching the playoffs last year.
Astros fans got to see Dallas Keuchel in full game mode last Saturday, racing across the gridiron at Rhodes Stadium in Katy, catching passes from the ageless Doug Flutie. Even more importantly with just days remaining from pitchers and catchers reporting in Florida, Keuchel says his shoulder and arm are feeling great.