Red Sox Nation in Mourning

1201641107When she first showed up in 2006, we were suspicious of Tina Cervasio. Prior to her stint in Boston, she held a media relations job for the Evil Empire. She covered sports for WCBS in New York.

But somewhere between the catty remarks about whatever NESN was doing to make her look so horsey and the time we could admit she looked pretty damn hot and knew what she was talking about, we grew to love her.

And now, it’s time to let go. Cervasio is leaving NESN at the end of March.

Tina C. has decided to spend more time with her family.

“At this time in my career, I have chosen to pursue other opportunities that would afford me the chance to be closer to my family. I want to thank everyone that I have worked with, both at NESN and the Red Sox. It was an extraordinary experience that I will never forget and will look back upon with great pride. I would also like to thank my colleagues in the Boston media who made the rigors of covering sports in New England a joy.”

But what about us, Tina? It will be so terrible to have a month of your reporting during spring training only to have you disappear as the season begins. Who will take your place as the cute, knowledgeable female field reporter? If they pull a She’s All That on Amalie Benjamin, we’re holding you personally responsible.

We’re sorry. We’re happy for you, Tina. We are. It’s just the heartache that’s making us lash out. Best of luck to you, wherever baseball takes you next. (Unless it’s the Yankees, naturally.)

ADDENDUM: Johan Santana is going to the Mets. Yeah, the Mets. Somewhere Theo Epstein and Brian Cashman are toasting each other over this mutually beneficial result. Well played, fellas.