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About Alyson Footer

Alyson Footer has worked in Major League Baseball for 17 years, all in Houston, for both the Astros and MLB.com. During that time, she covered five All-Star Games and seven postseasons, including the Astros' pennant-winning campaign in 2005.

Prior to moving to Houston, Footer, a native of Dayton, OH, worked for the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians in Canton, Ohio. She received her bachelor's degree in English Literature and master's degree in Journalism, both from the University of Cincinnati, where she spent two years as a graduate assistant for the Sports Information Department.

Away from the ballpark, Footer enjoys reading, visiting family, eating large amounts of Mexican food, running at Memorial Park and doing anything on Sundays that doesn't involve watching football. She also spends quite a bit of time trying to convince fans on Twitter that a combination of pitching, speed and defense is the only way to win a championship.

Follow her on Twitter at @alysonfooter and contact her at alyson.footer@mlb.com