BOSTON – Two years ago the Boston Red Sox set out to do the impossible: replace Heidi Watney.
In midst of all this, the actual team was also in the process of a major overhaul, replacing the championship team of 2007. Pap shipped down to Phili, Manny continued being Manny in LA, Ortiz threatened to walk to New York, and it seemed as though the decade of dominance was coming to an end.
That winter Heidi was also on her way out after receiving an offer to join the MLB Network team: a true tragedy that tore through the hearts of many Sox fans.
Meanwhile, NESN took the same route. They replaced the lovable Watney, with a big name with big game tits: Jenny Dell.
Jenny wowed Sox fans right off the bat with her engulfing smile and array of borderline “too sexy for camera” summer dresses. But much like the Red Sox found out the hard way that games aren’t won on paper, NESN found out that ratings aren’t won over with Smoke Shows.
As the Red Sox limped into the 2012 season, Crawford hopped back on the DL, Gonzalez appeared to not give a fuck, and Lackey continued his recovery from Tommy-John Surgery. The biggest offseason in Red Sox history quickly turned into a gigantic failure led by Bobby Valentine. So that summer the Red Sox blew up the team and cut ties with Crawford, Beckett, and Gonzalez, three of the most hated names on the Red Sox roster.
It appears as though the same type of overhaul may be going on at NESN. Ratings have dropped off dramatically, the sell-out streak is over, and the weight of all this burden is being put on Jenny’s shoulders. Jenny’s frustration burst through Sunday, much like Papi bursting into a Tito press conference to complain about an RBI, when she was caught on camera telling off a poor, bewildered fan who cut in front of her during a mid-inning interview.
So last night NESN opted for a new, fresh face in favor of Jenny: Jamie Erdahl.
As we all learned last year, big, “sexy” names don’t win ball games. Sometimes you need a hard working gal who just loves to play the game. The Sox found that in Napoli, Middlebrooks, and Nava, and now maybe NESN is attempting to find that same chemistry in Jamie. She may not have the tits, she may not have the smile, but maybe, just maybe she’ll have the heart. And right now that’s what NESN truly needs.
Sorry Jenny, but I’m more of a blonde guy anyways. #TeamJamie.
Jenny Takes a Back Seat to Jamie
Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes
So sneaky ;) Scal Likes
I’ll still always miss Jenny though..