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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.

Skeeters Set To Host All-Star Game Wednesday

While Major League Baseball’s All Star Game takes place Wednesday night in Minneapolis, the Houston area will host a mid-summers classic of its’ own. The Sugar Land Skeeters will present a two-day baseball extravaganza, highlighted [...]

SportsRadio 610–07/14/2014

Dallas Keuchel

MLB All Star Game By The Numbers

Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel may need a minor balloting miracle or some Chicago election hijinks to emerge victorious in the 2014 All Star Game Final Vote program. The first announced results had the Astros left-hander fifth. That’s a nice way of saying last. Then again, Chicago’s Chris Sale and the Angels’ Garrett Richards would seem to be formidable candidates.

The Astros would still have a chance to have a second all star to join Jose Altuve on the American League roster. Keuchel could be named as a replacement when pitchers start backing out of their commitments or are scheduled to pitch immediately following the break rather than the exhibition game.

SportsRadio 610–07/09/2014

Sports Illustrated Curse A Doozy For Astros

If you enjoy reading about curses and hexes, do yourself a favor and google, “Sports Illustrated Curse.” Then set aside a few hours to digest one misfortune after another. Or, you can just sample the [...]

SportsRadio 610–07/07/2014

Kansas City Royals v Houston Astros

Astros Ground Control Secrets Leaked

If you are an Astros fan who enjoys sensationalized stories or juicy leaked information, you have had a good couple of weeks. First there was the Sports Illustrated piece proclaiming Houston would be the 2017 [...]

SportsRadio 610–06/30/2014

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Correa Has Fractured Fibula

The Astros top prospect, Carlos Correa, underwent surgery Wednesday at the Methodist Hospital in Houston for a fractured fibula. Correa was injured in a game Saturday night, sliding into third base for Class-A Lancaster in [...]

SportsRadio 610–06/26/2014

Baltimore Orioles v Houston Astros

Altuve Slow In Generating All Star Support

  Life can be all about perspective. Is your glass half full or half empty? I am sure Jose Altuve knows plenty about perspective. When you are a professional athlete who is 5’5”, it is [...]

SportsRadio 610–06/24/2014

CFB Expectations Highest For Baylor & LSU

The landscape of college football is constantly evolving and changing. The state of Texas provides telling examples with some 2014 storylines that are vastly different than last year. A national championship winning coach and Heisman [...]

SportsRadio 610–06/19/2014

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Sumlin Is Ready For Fall And Change at A&M

“If you came here today to find out who our starting quarterback will be in the fall, you can leave now,” Texas A&M Football Coach Kevin Sumlin told a large gathering today at the Houston [...]

SportsRadio 610–06/11/2014

Former Astro Perserves For Another Chance

Baseball is a game of failure. If you believe you have the sport figured out, you are probably mistaken. If you think the game makes sense, you would be wrong. For some players chasing the [...]

SportsRadio 610–06/08/2014

Cougars Take Regional Title At LSU

The Houston Cougars scored 12 unanswered runs Monday night to defeat LSU 12-2 at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge and claim an NCAA Regional Title. The Cougars will advance to play in a Super [...]

SportsRadio 610–06/03/2014