I have been a persistent critic of NESN's many failures to concentrate on baseball. So what might Kenn's departure mean for fans who want nothing more than to watch a Red Sox game in its entirety? After seeing some of Finn's tweets last night, it sounds like the broadcasts could actually get worse in 2013.
@GlobeChadFinn: NESN has hired Mike Baker as remote coordinating producer for Sox telecasts. Worked at NESN from 1984-'93. Most recently freelanced at ESPN.
@GlobeChadFinn: Curious to see how the Sox broadcast changes. Former producer Russ Kenn was a baseball guy with stature to challenge goofy suggestions.
@mikewichter: i dunno, chad. Looks like a few goofy suggestions got through the last few yrs.
@GlobeChadFinn: Yeah, which should make you wonder what didn't ... Trust me, he fought the power.
@brendan_myers: Given the silly hijinks in the booth, particularly the last season or two, I can't imagine it can get worse. Can it?
@GlobeChadFinn: Oh, yes. It can get worse if there's a yes-man in there now. Russ wasn't that.
@brendan_myers: There have been more and more missing plays (even home runs) because of "schtick." They wanna fix things, might start there.