HOUSTON -- And then there were two.
The Astros on Tuesday announced the final two contestants for their "You Make the Call" Radio Apprentice Contest -- Crawford Jones, a football player at the University of Houston, and Nate Kurant of Kenneth City, Fla. They are the last two standing following a month-long competition.
Jones and Kurant will return to Minute Maid Park on Thursday and Friday, respectively, to conduct pregame and postgame interviews and in-game interviews with a fan. The winner of the competition will be announced during a pregame ceremony prior to the final home game of the season, Sept. 26 against St. Louis.
The winner will have the opportunity to work as part of the 2013 radio broadcast team in a role that will include conducting pre and postgame interviews, covering news conferences and serving as a roving reporter during games. It is a paid position.