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

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

Tony Mazz Breaks Down When David Ortiz Became Great

It all started with Roger Clemens and an inside fastball.


Peyton Manning (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Not Buying Broncos’ Excuse For Peyton Manning’s Weak Arm

Tony Mazz finds the Broncos’ injury excuse just a little too convenient.


Tom Brady lines up under center. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Massarotti: How Confident Is Brady In Patch-Work Offensive Line?

Tony Massarotti wonders how confident Tom Brady is in his offensive line.


Jason Heyward. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Jason Heyward Makes Sense For Red Sox

Don’t be surprised to hear the Red Sox linked with outfielders who might be more than complementary pieces.


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Massarotti: 2015 Patriots By The Numbers

Seven weeks in, six games down, a half-dozen wins and zero losses. Tony Massarotti takes a closer look at the Patriots, by the numbers.


Malcolm Butler (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Malcolm Butler Not Playing As Well As You Might Think

Against good QBs and good receivers, Malcolm Butler has been flat-out bad.


Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista flips his bat after hitting a go-ahead home run against the Texas Rangers in the 2015 ALDS. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Can We Stop The Stupidity?

Tony Massarotti says there’s a big difference between celebrating and showing someone up.


David Price has 104 wins and a 3.09 ERA over his eight-year career. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Price’s Playoff Duds Shouldn’t Dissuade Dombrowski’s Pursuit

So let’s ask the question again, Red Sox fans: Do you want him? Or don’t you.


Xander Bogaerts has set new career highs in hits, doubles, RBIs and batting average in the 2015 season . (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Red Sox, Boras Will Battle Over Bogaerts

With Scott Boras representing Xander Bogaerts, Tony Massarotti is already concerned about the Red Sox chances of signing him to a long-term deal.


Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Rex Ryan, then with the New York Jets, after the Patriots defeated the Jets 49-19 at MetLife Stadium on November 22, 2012. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Massarotti: Rex Ryan A Worthy Adversary For Bill Belichick In AFC East

In a division that hasn’t given the Patriots much competition, Rex Ryan has proven to be a worthy adversary for Bill Belichick. That will likely continue Sunday when the Patriots face off against Ryan’s Bills in Buffalo.



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