Gary Striewski replaces Jenny Dell as Red Sox sideline reporter
Red Sox broadcasts on NESN will look somewhat different going forward than they did in 2013.
On Opening Day, NESN threw something of a curveball at Sox fans as they had Gary Striewski reporting on the sidelines. The sideline reporter job has been in flux at NESN since Jenny Dell went public with her relationship with Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks in late December. Dell was “re-assigned” and appears on NESN SportsDesk.
Female reporters Elle Duncan and Sarah Davis had worked several spring training games on NESN in March, but it was Striewski who got the nod on Opening Day against the Orioles.
Striewski is the first male Red Sox sideline reporter since Eric Frede (2004-05). He follows the likes of Tina Cervasio (2006-08), Heidi Watney (2008-11) and Dell (2012-13).
Striewski was hired as a NESN “features reporter” last June but goes by the title of “Sports Ninja at NESN” on Twitter.
Many Sox fans voiced their displeasure about the situation at NESN on Twitter, as “Jenny” was trending in Boston for much of Monday afternoon.
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