David Barron of The Houston Chronical reports today that Astros legend Alan Ashby, who broadcast the franchise's only World Series, was fired Tuesday. Replacing the former catcher are 2 minor-league broadcasters: Brett Dolan, from the Tucson Sidewinders, and Dave Raymond, from the Brockton Rox. Milo Hamilton gets to keep his job, but only for home games.
In other sporty radio news, XM Satellite Radio has signed up hockey legend Mark Messier to promote their live NHL broadcasts. How exciting.