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.

Dave Dombrowski   (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)

Mazz: Is Dave Dombrowski Capable Of Best Building Red Sox For Future?

The question is whether the perception pf Dave Dombrowski and the reality of Dave Dombroski align. And I’m not sure they do.


Edwin Encarnacion, Dave Dombrowski, and Jackie Bradley Jr. (Getty Images)

Massarotti: Red Sox Turn To Offseason Question Marks As Dust Settles

Tony Massarotti has five Red Sox thoughts now that the dust has settled following the team’s disappointing ALDS finish.


Andrew Miller  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Andrew Miller May Be The Most Important Man In Red Sox-Indians Series

Plain and simple, the Red Sox may not have an answer for Andrew Miller. Because nobody really does.


David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox celebrates after hitting a home run. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Mazz: An Appreciation Of David Ortiz

We’ll all miss David Ortiz when he finally rides off into the sunset, but at least we’ll get a few more weeks of “Big Papi.”

98.5 The Sports Hub–09/30/2016

David Ortiz celebrates after clinching the American League East Championship on September 28, 2016. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Massarotti: A Tip Of The Cap To The 2016 Boston Red Sox

A subtle, grateful and honest tip of the cap to the 2016 AL East champions.


Hanley Ramirez. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Massarotti: I Was Wrong About Hanley Ramirez… This Year

Tony Massarotti admits he was wrong about Hanley Ramirez… at least this year.


(Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Massarotti: AL East Race Will Be A Battle Royale

The AL East race will effectively be a Battle Royale. So, for the Red Sox, is that a good thing or a bad thing?


John Farrell (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Massarotti: John Farrell’s Eighth-Inning Russian Roulette Taking Its Toll

So here’s the question: How much is John Farrell to blame for this?


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.



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