In the first segment of the pregame show of the 2012 All-Star Game, Joe Buck stressed the significance of two players participating in tonight’s game: 20-year-old Angels outfielder Mike Trout, and 40-year-old Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, who is retiring after this season; this will be his eighth All-Star Game.
“Both Chipper and Mike are down on the field with someone also making her first All-Star Game appearance,” Buck said as he introed “the newest member of the Fox Sports family, our own Erin Andrews. Erin?”
“Joe, thanks so much to you and the Fox family for the great welcome; a remarkable experience to be here,” were her first words on Fox Sports. “And conversely, a remarkable player,” uttered Andrews as she wasted no time getting down to business and talking to Jones, of whom Andrews asked about the content of a speech that he would be giving to the National League players at the request of NL manager Tony LaRussa, who retired as a full-time manager after winning the World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals last year.
As for Trout, Andrews asked him to recall introducing himself to Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.
Watch the appearance here: