By Steve Kabelowsky Contributing Columnist Published Jul 14, 2014 at 4:25 PM

While talking to Fox Sports Wisconsin’s Bishara Dorre, one gets a sense that she enjoys opportunities to be among the fans, and take an active approach in promoting different sporting events.

Dorre gets that chance this week.

Last Friday, the Milwaukee native left for Minneapolis, site of this year’s All-Star Game.

"I’ll be promoting the game in Minneapolis," Dorre said as she was getting ready for her second trip to the summer baseball spectacular. "I’ll be at the 5K color run and the concert which will feature the Imagine Dragons."

The big game will be played on Tuesday, airing on Fox at 6:30 p.m., and the Home Run Derby will air on ESPN this evening.

For Dorre, she will be working with the other Fox Sports Girls from Fox Sports’ other regional channels and covering some of the fan fest events for Fox Sports 1 – a new cable sports outlet that launched with Fox Sports 2 last year. Pre-game coverage of the All-Star Game starts at 1:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1.

"I have to do some production stuff, and then I’ll be at the fan fest events," Dorre said. "I’m excited because the Brewers will have four all-stars this year."

Dorre is pretty active on social media on Facebook with the Fox Sports Wisconsin Girls page, as well as on Twitter at @FSWiscGirls. One thing she said that she really enjoys in the fan interaction, whether in person at the events, or on social media and online at

As many baseball fans, Dorre also enjoys taking a look back through history to see some of the similarities and differences between now and when Minneapolis hosted All-Star games in 1985 and 1965.

"It is amazing to look back at how different it was back then," Dorre said, speaking about an interview she did with Bill and Rookie on WDUZ-AM 1400, and WDUZ-FM 107.5 in Green Bay.

"We were talking about how much the players are paid, and the huge jump that salaries made," she said.

For a comparison, consider the average yearly pay in 2014 is $3.39 million compared to $476,142 in 1985 and $14,341 in 1965.

PARODY AT ITS BEST: Earlier today the website, "The Nerdist," officially launched the first video from Weird Al Yankovic’s parody of Pharrell’s "Happy" with Al’s "Tacky."

This video produced by "The Nerdist’s" Chris Hardwick, it will take members of the original MTV generation back to when the cable channel was hitting its groove bringing the best rotation of music videos in the 1980s.

The video is filled with terrible combos of stripes, plaid and loud outfits donned by Yankovic and comics Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal and Jack Black.

Huge tacky bonus points given for Black’s sequined fanny pack.

The song is on Yankovic’s album "Mandatory Fun," and could be the parody comic’s final musical work, according to a number of interviews.

"Thank you, Pharrell; I really appreciate it – you’re a cool guy," Yankovic said before the video shoot at the Palace Theatre in Los Angeles.

According to "The Nerdist," Yankovic is happy with "Tacky" and the other songs on "Mandatory Fun."

"I am very proud of it," Al said. "I think it’s my best album to date."

Follow #8videos8days on Twitter for more video releases.

Steve Kabelowsky Contributing Columnist

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