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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

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

Massarotti: How David Price Can Improve Red Sox

David Price will make a difference, of course. The question is how much.


Tom Brady. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Patriots Fans, Allow Tom Brady His Due

Every so often, we need to slow down and even stop, to acknowledge what the games have meant to us, to marvel at the performers, to take notice of how far we have come.


Peyton Manning during Denver's AFC Championship win over the New England Patriots. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Numbers To Consider From Patriots’ AFC Championship Loss

Tony Mazz passes along a number of statistics and details to consider from the Patriots’ 20-18 loss to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game.


Tom Brady and Peyton Manning after the AFC Championship game on January 19, 2014 in Denver. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Road To Super Bowl 50 Goes Through Brady And Manning

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will meet for the 17th time on Sunday, and there is every chance the 17th will be the last.


Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Julian Edelman. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Health Remains Biggest Factor For Patriots Vs. Chiefs

Tony Massarotti wonders if the Patriots can regain their health against the Chiefs?


Ken Griffey Jr. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Allsport/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Simply No Excuse For Leaving Ken Griffey Jr. Off Any Hall Of Fame Ballots

Like you, I’ve been waiting. I’ve been waiting to find out which three voters failed to place Ken Griffey Jr. among a maximum of 10 names on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot. And perhaps more importantly, I’ve been waiting to find out why.


Wade Boggs, Tom Brady, Pete Morelli (Photos by Otto Greule/Allsport/Maddie Meyer/Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Tony Massarotti’s Airing Of Boston Sports Grievances: Wade Boggs, Pats’ Missed Opportunity And NFL Officiating

We have Christmas and Hanukkah and we have Festivus for the rest of us, and so now we have our annual airing of grievances.


David Price  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Breaking Down Red Sox Roster For 2016

It’s early, but it’s never too early for Tony Massarotti to look ahead to the spring.


Brock Osweiler and Peyton Manning (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Osweiler Setting Himself Apart From Manning On Short Passes, Not Deep Balls

To offer some idea beyond the all-telling eyeball test, we looked at some numbers.


Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Dombrowski, Red Sox Throw Weight Around To Get Price

What we can say now, without the slightest hesitation or doubt, is this: Dave Dombrowski runs the Red Sox.



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