Jim Crane to be Astroline Guest Tomorrow

Houston Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane will be the featured guest on Astroline tomorrow, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. CT. Astros broadcasters Geoff Blum and Kevin Eschenfelder will co-host the show.

February 14th, 2018

HOUSTON, TX - Houston Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane will be the featured guest on Astroline tomorrow, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. CT. Astros broadcasters Geoff Blum and Kevin Eschenfelder will co-host the show.

Tomorrow'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 6-7 p.m. CT during the offseason.

For the fifth consecutive season, Astroline airs from Pluckers Wing Bar, which is located at 1400 Shepherd Dr., Houston, Texas, 77007. Astroline runs through this March (five remaining segments), and is 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.

Crane, who purchased the Astros in November of 2011, led the club to it's first World Championship in franchise history in what was just his sixth year as owner and chairman. Behind his vision, the Astros also had a banner year off the field in 2017, as the club earned the Allan H. Selig Award for Philanthropic Excellence, which is awarded by Major League Baseball in recognition of a team's charitable and philanthropic efforts. In his six years running the franchise, Crane has literally taken the team from worst to first, as he turned a 56-win club in 2011 into a 101-win club and a World Series Champion in 2017.

Blum is entering his sixth season with the Astros television broadcast team in 2018 and his second as the everyday color analyst alongside play-by-play man Todd Kalas. Blum originally joined the broadcast team in 2013, which followed a successful, 14-year Major League career that included two stints with the Astros (2002-03, 2008-10), totaling five seasons. Throughout his career, Blum was known as one of the game's most versatile players and as a top pinch-hitter. He appeared at all four infield positions for nine straight seasons (2000-08) and made the postseason three times (2005-06, 2011).



Eschenfelder is a staple of Houston broadcasting and currently serves as the host for Astros pregame and postgame shows on AT&T SportsNet. He also fills in as the Astros lead play-by-play broadcaster for select games throughout the season. A native Houstonian, Eschenfelder has been a fixture on the Texas sports scene for close to 30 years, including 20 years of hosting the Astros and Houston Rockets pregame and postgame shows. Additionally, Eschenfelder currently serves as the radio voice of University of Houston Football, his alma mater.

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