Shane Reynolds to be Guest on Astroline Tomorrow

Astroline broadcasts final show from Pluckers Wing Bar in Houston; moves to Duffy's in West Palm Beach next week

HOUSTON, TX - Astros legend Shane Reynolds will be the guest on Astroline tomorrow, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. CT at Pluckers Wing Bar for the 12th installment of the offseason radio program. Astros color commentator Steve Sparks will serve as the host. Sparks and fellow radio broadcaster Robert Ford will alternate hosting duties throughout the remainder of the offseason.

 

*MEDIA NOTE: Media wishing to interview Reynolds at Astroline are asked to arrive by 6:45 p.m.*

 

Tomorrow night's Astroline, which is presented by Karbach Brewing Co., will air on the Astros Radio Network, the Astros flagship station KBME SportsTalk 790 AM and will stream online at Astros.com/Astroline. All shows are scheduled to broadcast on KBME SportsTalk 790, but are subject to change due to scheduling conflicts. Astroline broadcasts live, weekly from 7-8 p.m. CT during the offseason.

 

For the fourth consecutive season, Astroline airs from Pluckers Wing Bar (1400 Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas, 77007). Astroline runs through March (6 remaining segments), and is open to all Astros fans with no admission charge. On Feb. 22, the location of the final five Astroline shows will move to Duffy's Sports Grill of Clematis, located at 225 N Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

 

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.

 

Reynolds pitched in parts of 11 seasons for the Astros between 1992-2002, compiling a 103-86 (.545) record in 274 appearances (248 starts) with a 3.95 ERA and 20 complete games. He currently ranks in the top 10 in several of the Astros all-time pitching categories in franchise history, including wins (8th), starts (7th), strikeouts (6th, 1,309) and innings pitched (8th, 1,622.1). Reynolds was a member of four Astros playoff teams, including in 1998, when he reached career highs in victories (19-8) and strikeouts (209). He also was a two-time 16-game winner for the Astros and made 30 or more starts in five consecutive seasons from 1995-1999. Reynolds, who was named to the NL All- Star team in 2000, went on to pitch in two more seasons (2003-04) after his Astros career, winning a combined total 114 games.

 

Sparks enters his fifth 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.

 

Astroline preliminary schedule (subject to change).

Day           Date               Station

Thurs.       Feb. 16           KBME

Wed.         Feb. 22*         KBME

Thurs.       March 2*       KBME

Thurs.       March 9*       KBME

Tues.         March 14*     KBME

Wed.         March 22*     KBME

*live from West Palm

 

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