Boston Globe -
Jessica Moran, a reporter for Comcast SportsNet who covers the Red Sox, resigned from the network Friday amid questions about the nature of her relationship with the team’s manager, John Farrell.
“I have stepped away from Comcast SportsNet as I thought it was in my best personal and professional interest to do so,” Moran wrote in a text to the Globe. “They have been extremely supportive during my tenure at the network — and with this decision — and I am very appreciative of that.”
In recent days at the Red Sox spring training facility in Fort Myers, Fla., there has been speculation among local and national baseball reporters about Farrell’s relationship with Moran, who until Friday covered the team for the network. Asked about the nature of his relationship with Moran, Farrell declined to comment on Friday.
He did say that he and his wife, Sue Farrell, are getting divorced. The couple, who have been married for 30 years and have three sons, have been separated for most of the past two years, he said.
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Million Dollar idea here, get a camera crew, post them up at Fenway, boom The Real Housewives of the Commonwealth.
VH1 potentially is already in production, if NESN can't beat em out. New England Sports Network.
Bostonians should not be surprised, Jenny Dell and Will Middlebrooks. Both once shining stars, yet only one turned out to twinkle in the moonlight.
This is embarrassing for everybody. Especially Boston media. For some reason all reporters worship the second worst major sports franchise in the city. John Farrel, maybe it's not embarrassing for him, since he's like 60. Pretty embarrassing for Jessica Moran here. I guess you could say the manager is the head honcho on the field and in the clubhouse, where all the media interactions are happening. But John Farrel, he's nothing great. Sad to say it now, but he is an old man with one foot out the door. When he gets fired she is gonna really wish she didn't quit her job.
This is not a great way to open up the season. First the stupid marketing scheme, snap chat day at the ball park. Now this.
Players will be snapchatting during one game in spring training. Some of the games won't be televised. Why you ask? Why won't some of these games be televised? Maybe because no one wants to watch them. These games get absolutely killed in the ratings. So it shall be viewed from first person account, the players, by the masses of tweens and high school girls. Bold strategy. Possible game changer.
If you by game changer you are thinking, changing nothing, then yes absolute game changer for the MLB and its dying brand.
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