Red Sox rookie outfielder Daniel Nava, who hit the first major-league pitch he saw for a grand slam on Saturday, has a big crush on ESPN sideline reporter/ABC dancing star Erin Andrews. Nava, 27, has been leaving a ticket for Andrews, 32, at the players’ gate for every game the past three seasons in the minor leagues, according to WBZ-TV.
Nava is continuing the tradition now that he’s been called up to the Red Sox, but Andrews has yet to take him up on his offer. Nava said he got the idea from Cowboys QB Tony Romo, who reportedly left countless tickets for pop singer Jessica Simpson before she finally showed up and then started dating him.
Nava’s scheme just might work, too.
Andrews heard about the ticket offer and posted a congratulatory note on her Twitter page Saturday night, after Nava’s grand slam. She wrote: "Pass along my best to Daniel. Congrats on a big day that will go down in Sox history. Hope to meet him soon."