There's a big hubbub-ado-kerfuffle in the blog world today, as Chicago sports reporter Mike Nadel's game report of last night's Cubs-Brewers tilt came with an extra helping of catty bitchiness towards ESPN's Erin Andrews. Here's the meat of his displeasure with Miss Pageviews [paragraphs compressed]:
Moments later, the blonde reporter was chatting with Alfonso Soriano. At one point, she placed her hand suggestively on Soriano's left bicep. Was I reading too much into all this? I don't think so. I've been a paid observer for a long time … and I wasn't exactly the only one who noticed.
As two Cubs stood near their lockers, one asked the other: "Hot? Or just attractive? Does she do anything for you?" The inquisitor then made eye contact with me as if saying — to use a term my uncle might have — "Hubba-hubba!"
This went on for at least an hour. Finally, Piniella emerged from his office, ready for his dugout media session. As he turned the corner, there was Andrews in all of her bare-legged, high-heeled, low-necklined glory [pictured, left]. "Hey, hey, hey! Look at this!" Piniella said, loudly and excitedly. "Are you doing a baseball game today or a modeling assignment?"
Fair question. I have seen Andrews at many events in recent years and this was the first time I had witnessed anything quite like this, which is why it seemed so bizarre. Did she really feel playing the sexpot was necessary to practice journalism?
NEWS FLASH: Room full of men notices attractive blonde woman dressed in summer clothes. ROWR! HISS!!! Sounds to me like someboooooodyyyyyyyy's jealouuuuuuuuussss! Hey Erin, stop taking all the attention away from the balding white men in the press, will ya?