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 killer Albert Pujols did it again Tuesday night, blasting a 3-run homer at Minute Maid in an Angels 5-2 win.
Carlos Correa remains out of the Astros lineup Tuesday for the second consecutive game.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch’s name appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle as a possible successor to his former college coach Mark Marquess at Stanford.
After winning their first three games of the season, the Astros finally lost Thursday night, falling 4-2 to Seattle.
The Astros received home runs from Brian McCann and Marwin Gonzalez and strong pitching from four hurlers in a 4-1 win over Seattle Tuesday at Minute Maid.
It didn’t take new Astros outfielder Josh Reddick long Thursday to enjoy Minute Maid Park as a member of the home team. In his first at bat against Chicago, he drilled a long home run to right field, his first off the spring.
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.