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.

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

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. E-mail Tony at tony.massarotti@cbsradio.com.

Joe Kelly. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Massarotti: No Offense, But Red Sox Pitching Remains Greatest Concern

Through three weeks of the season, it’s clear the Red Sox do not have an ace.

04/24/2015

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Massarotti: I Wouldn’t Pluck Jameis Winston With Your Pick In NFL Draft

Tony Massarotti has a question for the Winston apologists: are you people serious? On the list of quarterbacking tools, the head is most important.

98.5 The Sports Hub–04/22/2015

Ryan Hanigan, Alexi Ogando, Justin Masterson, Shane Victorino, Hanley Ramirez and Sandy Leon (Photos by Maddie Meyer/Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Massarotti: 5 Questions About Red Sox Early In 2015 Season

Here are five questions – and, hopefully, answers – on what we have seen from the Red Sox in the early part of the 2015 season.

04/17/2015

Hanley Ramirez  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Hanley Ramirez’s Effort In Left Field Uninspiring Thus Far

Hanley Ramirez hasn’t exactly shown much urgency out in left field for the Red Sox.

04/16/2015

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors on April 11, 2015. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Massarotti: Root For Stephen Curry To Win NBA Title, Not MVP

Instead of rooting for Stephen Curry or James Harden to win the MVP, root for one of them to win the championship.

98.5 The Sports Hub–04/15/2015

Tiger Woods at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course on February 5, 2015. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Massarotti: How Can You Root For Tiger Woods?

Golf is a game of discipline and control, and Woods long ago taught us that he lost the reins on both.

98.5 The Sports Hub–04/08/2015

David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Massarotti: What I Want Out Of 2015 Boston Red Sox

There is an optimistic air surrounding the 2015 Boston Red Sox, and Tony Mazz wants a competitive season from start to finish.

98.5 The Sports Hub–04/06/2015

Manager John Farrell of the Boston Red Sox talks with Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Boston Red Sox, Ben Cherington. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Massarotti: No Excuse For Red Sox To Flirt With Last Place

Tony Mazz says it’s time for the Red Sox to erase the gap between a World Series title and a last place finish.

98.5 The Sports Hub–04/03/2015

Clayton Kershaw (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Massarotti: MLBPA Continues To Fail Baseball’s Middle Class

Exactly whom does the Major League Baseball Players Association serve?

04/02/2015

Kris Bryant #76 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates with teammates after hitting a third-inning home run in a preseason Cactus League game on March 24, 2015.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Cubs Using System Same Way Scott Boras Routinely Does

Much to the chagrin of Scott Boras, Kris Bryant was sent down by the Chicago Cubs, who were faced with the no-brainer of all no-brainers.

04/01/2015

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