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Unwanted attention: Erin Andrews, Kenny Williams and Bob Uecker have all seen it

An unnamed American League general manager speculated Cubs might have part with “significant” player as compensatifor Theo Epstein.  |

An unnamed American League general manager speculated the Cubs might have to part with a “significant” player as compensation for Theo Epstein. | Al Podgorski~Sun-Times

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White Sox general manager Kenny Williams, legendary play-by-play man Bob Uecker and sports reporter Erin Andrews can all relate to Cubs president Theo Epstein. Like him, they’ve dealt with some very unwanted attention.

♦ Last year, Williams came home to find that an intruder had taken up residence in his downtown Chicago townhouse while the GM was out of town. Wayne Field III, a 51-year-old homeless man, allegedly slept in Williams’ bed, drank his beer, defrosted a lobster dinner and, when police arrested him, he was allegedly wearing Williams’ 2005 World Series ring.

♦ In 2009, a Wisconsin appeals court upheld a restraining order that banned Ann Ladd of northwest suburban Prospect Heights from attending Major League Baseball games where Uecker, the Milwaukee Brewers play-by-play radio man, was announcing. The restraining order came after Uecker complained that the woman had harassed and stalked him for years.

♦ In 2010, a federal judge in Los Angeles sentenced Michael David Barrett of Westmont to 21/2 years in prison for shooting nude videos of ESPN’s Andrews. Barrett followed Andrews to at least three cities and shot the videos, which he later posted online, through hotel peepholes.

Stefano Esposito, AP



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