Excerpt from New Times article “On Fox, a Sterile End to a Series ” by RICHARD SANDOMIR
New York Times Bashes Erin Andrews and Fox Sports by Sports Talk Florida
Andrews seemed awkward at times, checking her note cards, as if to prove how programmed this sort of event is. She addressed Commissioner Bud Selig, with whom she struggled for possession of the microphone, as “Mr. Selig,” and John Henry, the Red Sox’ principal owner, as “Mr. Henry.” This is baseball, not the military; she should have felt comfortable enough to address them by their first names.
Earlier, she was poorly prepared while in the stands interviewing Arthur D’Angelo, an octogenarian fan seated near the field; he is far better known than she or Fox realized. He is not, as she called him, a worker at a convenience store that sells T-shirts and hats across the street from Fenway; he is a local business legend who owns a large souvenir emporium on Yawkey Way, founded a prominent licensed apparel manufacturer and recently had a nearby street named for him.