1 » FOX Sports sideline reporter Erin Andrews was dealt a tough task on Tuesday when she interviewed St. Louis Cardinals hurler Adam Wainwright in the dugout just hours after he admitted/joked about throwing a gimmie pitch to New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. Wainwright attempted to assure the public that he was simply being lighthearted with his comment while clarifying that he did not groove a pitch to Jeter, and Andrews did not press him on the subject considering Jeter was the one being honored on Tuesday night. Dennis and Callahan Morning Show cohost Kirk Minihane took Andrews to task for joking with Wainwright that his comments blew up due to social media, unleashing an offensive verbal tirade at her on the air.
”What a bitch! I hate her! What a gutless bitch! Seriously, go away. Drop dead. I mean, seriously, what the hell is wrong with her? First of all, follow-up. Secondly, the guy admitted he did it. He admitted he told reporters he threw a couple of pipe bombs. How is that social media’s fault? Seriously, I hate her. I seriously hat her so much! … Shut up. Shut up. I shouldn’t call her a ‘bitch.’ I’m sure she’s a nice person, but she’s…she’s probably a bitch. I freaking hate her. … And this bimbo says, ‘Don’t you love social media?’ I’m going to get in trouble for this.”
Apparently not. As of press time, Minihane has not been disciplined for his completely misogynistic and hateful comments, though he did issue an apology.
“This morning on the radio I used a series of words to describe Erin Andrews’ work at the All-Star Game. My choice of words was wrong; I was wrong to have used them. To all whom I offended — particularly Ms. Andrews — I apologize. There is no place for what was said. It was immature and completely uncalled for. I am often critical of media members and their work and recognize here that I’ve made the kind of mistake I would call out if it was done by another sportscaster or writer. Again, to all involved, I’m very sorry.”
FOX Sports released the following statement on Wednesday: “Comments such as these are beyond inappropriate and inexcusable. It is unfortunate that one of the best sports talk radio stations in the country would allow and condone such low-class behavior from one of their on-air personalities.”
2 » Former Florida Gators did not bring home any ESPYS on Wednesday night – though Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah was nominated for Best NBA Player and right-handed pitcher Hannah Rogers was up for Best Female College Athlete – the women’s program did get honored during the show for capturing the 2014 Capital One Cup. Former Florida swimmer Dara Torres presented the award to Rogers on stage and even get off a Gator Chomp, which the camera panned to late (see below). Also in attendance with Rogers were Mackenzie Caquatto and Alaina Johnson, two senior gymnasts representing UF’s back-to-back national title-winning gymnastics program.
3 » Atlanta Dream forward Delisha Milton-Jones saw her WNBA season come to an end Wednesday after she was ruled out for the rest of the year following an injury suffered in a game Sunday. Doctors diagnosed Milton-Jones with a ruptured right Achilles tendon. Atlanta had traded for her just four days earlier, striking a deal with the New York Liberty to pick up the 16-year veteran and future hall of famer. Milton-Jones, 39, is eighth in league history in points (5,533), fifth in rebounds (2,541) and steals (612) and 13th in blocks (337) though it is always best to compare.
4 » Sophomore second baseman Kelsey Stewart and former Gators center fielder Michelle Moultrie were part of the U.S. National Team, which won the 2014 World Cup of Softball earlier this week. The duo combined to score three of five American runs that crossed the plate in the United States’ 5-2 title-winning victory over Canada on Sunday.