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.

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 22:  Lance McCullers #43 of the Houston Astros throws in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Minute Maid Park on September 22, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Pitching Will Be Key To An Astros Playoff Run

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.

SportsRadio 610–02/22/2017

Courtesy: Houston Astros

Astros Won’t Run From The High Expectations

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.

SportsRadio 610–02/21/2017

ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 08: Will Harris #36 of the Houston Astros throws in the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 8, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Harris Says Astros Have A Chip On Their Shoulder

Astros pitcher Will Harris says the players will have a little chip on their shoulder in 2017 after not reaching the playoffs last year.

SportsRadio 610–02/16/2017

HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 16:  Dallas Keuchel #60 of the Houston Astros pitches in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Minute Maid Park on August 16, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Keuchel Poised For Bounce Back 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.

SportsRadio 610–02/07/2017

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 08:  Manager A.J. Hinch #14 of the Houston Astros looks on prior to game one of the American League Division Series between the Kansas City Royals and the Houston Astros at Kauffman Stadium on October 8, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Hinch Anxious To Get 2017 Season Underway

While the NFL crowns its’ champion Sunday, baseball season is just around the corner and Astros manager A.J. Hinch was at Super Bowl’s Radio Row Tuesday, excited about beginning another campaign.

SportsRadio 610–01/31/2017

(credit: Thomas B Shea/Getty Images)

McNair Makes $5 Million Donation to His Alma Mater

Texans owner Robert McNair has pledged $5 million dollars towards the construction of the South Carolina Gamecocks planned $50 million football operations facility.

SportsRadio 610–01/24/2017

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Bagwell’s Hall of Fame Wait Is Rewarded

Jeff Bagwell’s long wait to be enshrined in Baseball’s Hall of Fame is over, after earning enough votes on his seventh time on the ballot. The Astros great will be inducted on July 30th in Cooperstown.

SportsRadio 610–01/18/2017

Credit: Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

Sport Championships Are Better Than Any Reality Television

The best reality television remains and always has been sports, especially and gratefully with the recent run of incredible championships we have been able to witness in 2016 and now 2017.

SportsRadio 610–01/11/2017

Tom Herman - U of H Head Coach (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Yuachek’s Offer Not The Craziest Idea Of The Week

Houston Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek offered the University of Texas a creative way to get out of Tom Herman’s buyout and get the Coogs and Horns competing again.

SportsRadio 610–12/13/2016

Courtesy: Houston Astros

Astros Win The Off-Season

Major League Baseball doesn’t give out rings or throw parades for off-season successes. If they did, the Astros could size their collective fingers and draw up a map through downtown Houston for an early November procession. They’ve won the off-season.

SportsRadio 610–12/13/2016

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