Thursday, December 1, 2011
Exit Heidi Watney
In the aftermath of the September beer-and-chicken collapse, the Boston Red Sox lost Tito, Theo, and closer Jonathan Papelbon. Other departures are expected. But forget the players and coaches for a moment; NESN viewers may miss stunning reporter Heidi Watney the most. Today is her last day on the job. Although she was unable to officially confirm yet, Watney is apparently returning to California to work for the Lakers, but expect to see her on other high-profile media gigs. Watney appeared for an hour on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan sports radio show (which is simulcast on NESN) this morning to reflect on the season and take calls from fans. Heidi's final NESN assignment will be covering incoming manager Bobby Valentine's press conference this evening.
Here is a portion of this morning's WEEI/NESN farewell interview:
Perhaps her most famous YouTube moment: