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Finding Heidi Watney’s Replacement, Part One: Erin Hawksworth

Both Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield will not return to the Boston Red Sox in 2012 but the most missed member of 2011 Sox may be in-game reporter Heidi Watney.

The blonde hair, blue eyed beauty, graced NESN audiences for years during the Red Sox telecast but will take the same job with the Los Angeles Lakers and not return to NESN for the 2012 season.

That being said, NESN will now need to find a replacement and every Friday, we will highlight a potential replacement to take you into the weekend until someone is hired.

This weekends candidate, Erin Hawksworth.

Hawksworth spent three years at Boston’s Fox 25 and currently works for the Fox affiliate in Seattle, Wash. She is the sister of Dodger’s pitcher, Blake Hawksworth, potentially giving her insider info on some players, but probably not.

For what it’s worth, Chad Finn of the Boston Globe believes she is the favorite for the job. Oh ya, and she’s pretty easy on the eyes too.

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Seven Games, No TV Broadcast

Including todays 1:05PM start against the Phillies, the Red Sox will have played seven Spring Training games without a single one being broadcast on TV. This makes about zero sense to me.

With all the hype of the new faces coming to Boston this season, I want to be able to see their first at-bats in a Sox uniform without having to book a trip to Fort Meyer’s, Florida. Come on NESN. This is Red Sox Nation, people will skip work to watch the first Spring Training game on TV but instead I have to wait until the eighth game of Spring Training to see any live baseball.

I just saw a tweet from Ian Browne saying the only prominent players traveling to play the Yankees tomorrow will be Clay Buchholz, Jason Varitek, Jed Lowrie and Jose Iglesias. So the first game we are going to watch we don’t get to see Pedroia, Youkilis, Big Papi, Crawford, Ellsbury or ANYONE else good. That makes sense. Get on top of your game NESN. This is Red Sox Nation, WE WANT BASEBALL!

Would you watch these games if NESN broadcast them on TV? Share your thoughts in the comment section or vote in the poll…

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