I know we’ve all been playing those moments with Don and Jerry, and I’ve gone back and laughed and cried looking at them.
Because this isn’t the first, or second, or even third time an incident like this has been speculated on — and at least one of those turned out to be true.So here’s a walk down memory lane, via Yawkey Way: Hazel Mae and Terry Francona Hazel Mae was a lead anchor for New England Sports Network’s “Sports Desk” from 2004-2008.That is, unless someone said it involved the Boston Red Sox.On Friday, Jessica Moran, a Red Sox reporter for Comcast Sports Net New England, resigned following questions over whether she was having a relationship with the team’s manager, John Farrell. “I have stepped away from Comcast Sports Net as I thought it was in my best personal and professional interest to do so,” Moran, who had been with the network since 2009, wrote in a text to the Globe.Walking into the Boston situation was very intimidating to me, and to have Don there with open arms and making me feel completely comfortable made me feel 1000 times better.
I know that’s not just how he made me feel, but anyone in the industry.
As explained the situation, placing the player-reporter involvement on the record as Middlebrooks did, “brought fair questions about the ethics of a reporter dating a player.
While a sideline reporter isn’t necessarily a journalist, the effect that fraternizing with the players has on genuine female journalists who have fought for access and credibility is palpable.” Female sideline reporters have become a staple of sports broadcasts in recent years, but though they are now prevalent, the position of women in the male-dominated world of pro sports remains tenuous.
“He was extremely personable, and there wasn’t one person I ever met that said one negative thing to say about him. Dell said with NESN, as with any company, there are good situations and bad situations.
But she did admit there was a lot of added “hoopla” thrown into the game broadcasts, which sometimes distracted from the game on the field. But that part of it is what makes NESN so good.” She thinks back to a 2013 interview she had with the famous Fenway Park “Pizza Thrower,” which her and the station received a lot of backlash for.
“I think about some of the stories I had to put on air and I cringe thinking about it; when you’re in a tie game in the inning and there was a promo we had to throw in,” she said. If people are willing to buy promotions, you’re crazy not to take their money even though we already have a list of 50 things to get in. “Only one incident comes to mind, but it was a lot of the little moments that other networks and companies wouldn’t have gone to air with,” she said.