Did Erin Andrews really have Justin Bieber on the brain?
During Tuesday night's broadcast of Game 3 of the ALCS on Fox, the 35-year-old sports reporter conducted an on-field postgame interview with Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli about his homerun off Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander.
Only problem was when she was asking the bearded slugger about his previous homer against the pitcher, she stumbled over Verlander's name and appeared to refer to the 19-year-old teen heartthrob.
If you ask Andrews however, she adamantly denies it.
"My lord…people are unreal," she tweeted afterward in response to a follower's question about it which she retweeted.
"If you really think I have Bieber on my mind, then u are soooooo right #sarcasm," she added.
Okay, so Erin doesn't exactly sound like a Belieber, though a lot of folks online certainly thought so.
But to be fair, upon closer inspection, a case can be made that Andrews may have said "Vee" as in "Vee-lander," as opposed to "Bee" as in "Bieber."
Whatever she was thinking, the verbal goof proved to be the least sticky situation the journalist found herself in following last night's 1-0 playoff victory by the Sox.
That's because Andrews also ended up getting drenched in Gatorade while talking with Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia after Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino missed his target for the most part and got her by mistake.