A Kalas will once again call games for the Houston Astros

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Todd Kalas, left, with his brothers at Citizens Bank Park (USA Today)

A Kalas will once again call games for the Houston Astros

Baseball fans know Harry Kalas as the legendary voice of the Philadelphia Phillies. But many forget he started out calling games down in Texas for the Houston Astros from 1965-70 before heading north.

Harry's son Todd followed in his father's footsteps with a career in baseball broadcasting and spent the last 19 years with the Tampa Bay Rays.

But now Todd Kalas is going back to the town he was born in to take a job as the Houston Astros play-by-play caller on television.

The team announced the move right around Christmass but we're just seeing it now.

"This is the fulfillment of a dream, to work a full season doing play-by-play as part of the Astros new broadcast team," Kalas said in the release. "This opportunity with Houston has been my long-term goal since my collegiate broadcasting days. To return to the city where I was born, work with such great organizations as the Astros and ROOT Sports, and to be a part of an exciting Houston team with great expectations is beyond anything I could have hoped for. "

Kalas will replace Bill Brown who retired this offseason after 30 years with the team. He'll work alongside color man Geoff Blum.

Markelle Fultz's NBA draft shoes are made out of basketballs

Markelle Fultz's NBA draft shoes are made out of basketballs

It's gotta be the shoes.

(And no, not Big Baller Brand.)

Markelle Fultz represents his alma mater well with his NBA draft attire. The inside of his suit jacket pays homage to his Huskies and even includes a hashtag, F2G: Faithful to the Grind. 

But Spike Lee would be happy to know Fultz's shoes are the best part of his draft-day duds.

Bellemare posts heartfelt message to Flyers and their fans

Bellemare posts heartfelt message to Flyers and their fans

Departing an organization via the expansion draft is an odd thing. A player's team didn't choose to send him packing per se. They also didn't protect you, but they literally have a whole list of guys they didn't protect.

It's not exactly a knock on your skill or the way a team sees you in their longterm plans.

So it's no surprise Pierre-Edouard Bellemare had kind words for the team and city he now departs.

The Vegas Golden Knights selected Bellemare to be one of their original players on Wednesday. He took time out of his day today to thank the Flyers and their fans.

He posted a photo of himself skating in the orange and black with a big smile on his face with the following caption:

You never know what life can bring you, thats why I try to enjoy every second of it! This is a perfect picture to represent my awesome time as a Flyer, playing with great teammates, for this unbelievable organisation and even more unbelievable fans!!!
Thanks for the love and support Philly
#Bellsy78out

Flyers fans will likely wish him the best of luck on his new squad.