A few years ago the Red Sox/NESN let go of former on-field reporter Heidi Watney after she (reportedly) had an affair with catcher Jason Varitek.In the offseason they fired on-field reporter Jenny Dell after she started dating third baseman Will Middlebrooks. So, I recently read an article saying that the Red Sox/Nesn ownership has taken Jenny Dell off her covering the Red Sox because she's dating Will Middlebrooks.
Those were never confirmed, but it never stopped the likes of Michael Felger stating them as fact. I’d say baseball is different from other sports in that it is an everyday thing, and there is a lot of downtime.
Her replacement at NESN, Jenny Dell began dating Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, and the relationship continued beyond both of their days in Boston, and the two were married a few weeks ago, on Valentines day. Players, management, they often spend all day and evening at the ballpark, as do the media.
NESN launched on March 21, 1984, originally operating as a premium channel.
The network's inaugural telecast was a spring training game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers from Lakeland, Florida, with former Red Sox second baseman Mike Andrews serving as the play-by-play announcer and Kent Derdivanis providing color commentary.
The series win over the O's was welcomed, for reasons Dan Shaughnessy of the Globe explained in his column Thursday: "Despite Wednesday night’s 6-2 loss, the Orioles are 31-15 against the Red Sox since September 2011. 20, the Orioles beat the Sox four times in five meetings, including the apocalyptic Robert Andino Game, which triggered the departures of Terry Francona, Theo Epstein, Jonathan Papelbon, Josh Reddick, Marco Scutaro, and Heidi Watney." But we move on.
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She didn’t do much to discourage them, either, telling John Molori in 2005 “NESN has never put rules down to me about dating players, colleagues or anyone else.
If they did, I wouldn’t work there.” When Heidi Watney was with NESN, she faced rumors of relationships with Red Sox players Jason Varitek and Nick Green.
She's interviewing baseball players and unless she's actually diving onto the field and making out with Will in front of everyone then I really wonder about WHY they demoted her.