Tony Massarotti

WBZFM_Bio_Tony_MassarottiCo-host of afternoon drive from 2-6 p.m. on 98.5 The Sports Hub, Tony Massarotti is a lifelong Bostonian who has been covering sports in Boston for the last two decades.

Twitter: @TonyMassarotti
Facebook: Felger & Mazz

Massarotti worked for the Boston Herald from 1989-2008 and has written for the Boston Globe and

Massarotti has been twice voted by his peers as the Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year (2000, 2008) and has authored three books, including the New York Times best-selling memoirs of David Ortiz, entitled “Big Papi.”

A graduate of Waltham High School and Tufts University, he lives in the Boston area with his wife, Natalie, and their two sons.

Red Sox manager John Farrell.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Impressive Trip For Red Sox, But They’re Still Blowing Too Many Games Late

As well as the Red Sox have been playing lately, a closer inspection of the team’s performance makes you wonder whether they have merely masked a problem that has plagued them all year.


David Ortiz reacts after fly out to left field for the last out of the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium Stadium August 6, 2016. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Red Sox Can’t Just Wait For Things To Turn Around

Tony Massarotti says the Red Sox can no longer just show up, especially at home, and wait for things to turn around.


Brad Ziegler is congratulated by Sandy Leon after beating the Seattle Mariners 3-2 in eleven innings at Safeco Field on August 4, 2016. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Red Sox Need To Start Winning Close Games Regularly

In 2016, in the American League, you can play well in close games and not be a very good team.


Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Massarotti: West Coast Meltdown For Red Sox

As far as breakdowns go, Thursday night was a doozy for the Red Sox.


David Ortiz. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Red Sox On Road, Writers Who Hide, Missing Point On Pomeranz

Sights, sounds and observations while hoping the Red Sox feast on the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers in the next week as if carb-loading for the Boston Marathon.


Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia and manager John Farrell. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Has The Red Sox’ First Half Been A Success Or Failure?

The Red Sox are on pace for 89 wins as they get to the All-Star Break. They’ve been good, but is it good enough?


Christian Vazquez (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Mazz: Christian Vazquez May Have Been Part Of Red Sox’ Problem, Not The Solution

A rather suspicious series of events preceded Christian Vazquez’s demotion to Triple-A.


Celtics top pick Jaylen Brown with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver at the 2016 NBA Draft.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Celtics Fans Patience Will Now Be Tested

So here you go, Celtics fans: your patience is now going to get tested.


LeBron James and Stephen Curry in Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Massarotti: Game 7 A Clash Of NBA Present And Future

So this is what it comes down to, after roughly 1,300 games this season and endless debate: LeBron vs. Steph.


Jackie Bradley Jr. is congratulated by Christian Vazquez at AT&T Park on June 7, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Massarotti: 5 Red Sox Worth Watching This Weekend

Tony says there are five people worth watching this weekend.



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