NESN has extended the contract of Boston Red Sox field reporter Heidi Watney.

Here is the press release:


BOSTON, MA – NESN, New England’s most watched sports network, announced today that Heidi Watney and NESN have agreed to a multi-year contract extension.

Watney joined NESN in May 2008 and served as the network’s Boston Red Sox game-day reporter delivering pre-game, in-game and post-game updates and interviews from the ballpark. Heidi also works as an anchor/reporter for NESN SportsDesk and contributes to with a weekly column.

“Heidi is a talented reporter whose versatility and work ethic help her deliver the news and stories that consistently connect the fans with the team,” said Joel Feld, NESN’s executive vice president of programming and executive producer.

“We are very happy to extend her contract and expect her to take on an even larger role with NESN and

Watney came to NESN from Fresno, California where she has served as a sports anchor and reporter for KMPH Fox-26 News and a sports talk radio show host for 1430 ESPN Radio KFIG. The University of San Diego graduate began her career as a sports reporter/assistant producer for KUSI News in San Diego, California.

I am thoroughly disappointed with this.  She was a poor choice to begin with as she had no real large market experience, she appears to be clueless about the sport she covers and she can not conduct an interview to save her life.  But she’s our’s and apparently for a few more seasons, probably three, as I’d imagine she didn’t come cross country for a one year deal.

So for arguements sake if she had a two year deal to start and got a two year extension we’re going to be Watney watching through the 2011 season at the very least.

Ugh my head hurts.  Is Scott Boras her agent too?