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
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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.

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.


David Ortiz reacts after popping out during the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 2, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Red Sox Putting ‘Line Of Demarcation’ To The Test

In Major League Baseball, especially in the American League, the line of demarcation comes at five runs. If you score less than five, you usually lose. If you score five or more, you usually win. But the 2016 Boston Red sox are putting this to the test.


Clay Buchholz (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Time To Move Buchholz To Bullpen & Other Red Sox Thoughts

Tony Massarotti brings you 3 thoughts on Boston’s baseball team as they continue along a 100-win pace during this 2016 season that has become a Red Sox Renaissance.

98.5 The Sports Hub–05/27/2016

Travis Shaw, Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Massarotti: These Red Sox Are Going To Be Tested

Getting yourself out of last place is one thing. Getting yourself into the upper class requires something altogether different.


Jackie Bradley Jr. of the Boston Red Sox returns to the dugout after hitting a two-run home run in the eighth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park on May 11, 2016. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Can Jackie Bradley Jr. Maintain MVP-Like Pace?

Jackie Bradley Jr. is on a massive tear, but can he – along with the rest of the Red Sox lineup – keep it up?


Jackie Bradley Jr. celebrates a grand slam at Fenway Park on May 9, 2016. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Red Sox Mashing At Fenway Park, The Best Home Field Advantage In Baseball

The Red Sox offense is off to a torrid start at Fenway Park, which has been a nightmare for opposing pitchers.


Jae Crowder of the Boston Celtics reacts after receiving his 6th personal foul against the Atlanta Hawks  in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on April 28, 2016. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Celtics Improved, But Still Far, Far Away From Championship

The Celtics improved in 2015-16, but still have a long way to go to being a championship team.


David Price of the Boston Red Sox sits in the dugout after being pulled in the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 21, 2016.  (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

Massarotti: David Price Takes Big Step Backward For Himself, Red Sox

David Price is supposed to move the Red Sox forward. Instead, against the Rays, he knocked them back.



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