For the third consecutive season, Astroline airs from Pluckers Wing Bar, which is located at 1400 Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas, 77007. Pluckers Wing Bar is entering its third year of business in Houston after officially opening to the public in 2013. Astroline runs through March (9 segments), which will be open to all Astros fans with no admission charge.
Fans can submit questions to the show via Twitter using the hashtag #Astroline, before and during the show. As always, fans will also have the option to call the show with questions at 713-212-5790.
Bass, 56, was a popular player in Houston during his 10 seasons as an outfielder with the Astros (1982-89, 1993-94), and is best remembered for playing an instrumental role in the success of the 1986 Western Division championship club. Bass was an NL All-Star that season, hitting .311 (184x591) with 33 doubles, five triples, 20 home runs, 79 RBI and 22 stolen bases. After the season he finished seventh in the NL MVP voting. The following season, he hit 19 home runs with a career-high 85 RBI. Overall, Bass hit .270 in 14 Major League seasons (1982-95) with 118 home runs, 611 RBI and 151 stolen bases. In addition to the Astros, he also played for the Brewers, Giants, Mets and Orioles.
Sparks enters his fourth season as the Astros radio color commentator after being named to the post on Feb. 13, 2013. Prior to joining the Astros radio broadcast team, Sparks served as a pre- and postgame analyst for Astros television games over several seasons following a 17-year playing career. A knuckleballer in his playing days, Sparks pitched in the Major Leagues in parts of nine seasons (1995-2004) for the Brewers, Angels, Tigers, A's and Diamondbacks. His best season came in 2001 for Detroit when he went 14-9 with a 3.65 ERA and a Major League-best eight complete games while tallying 232.0 innings pitched.
*Media Note- Media wishing to interview Kevin Bass are asked to arrive by 6:45 p.m.
Astroline preliminary schedule (subject to change).
Day Date Station
Thu. Jan. 28 KBME
Wed. Feb. 3 KBME
Thu. Feb. 11 KBME
Thu. Feb. 18 KBME
Wed. Feb. 24 KTRH
Fri. Mar. 4 KBME
Tue. Mar. 8 KBME
Tue. Mar. 15 KBME
Mon. Mar. 21 KBME