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.

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.


Brad Ziegler is congratulated by Sandy Leon after beating the Seattle Mariners 3-2 in eleven innings at Safeco Field on August 4, 2016. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Red Sox Need To Start Winning Close Games Regularly

In 2016, in the American League, you can play well in close games and not be a very good team.


Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Massarotti: West Coast Meltdown For Red Sox

As far as breakdowns go, Thursday night was a doozy for the Red Sox.


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

Massarotti: Red Sox On Road, Writers Who Hide, Missing Point On Pomeranz

Sights, sounds and observations while hoping the Red Sox feast on the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers in the next week as if carb-loading for the Boston Marathon.


Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia and manager John Farrell. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Has The Red Sox’ First Half Been A Success Or Failure?

The Red Sox are on pace for 89 wins as they get to the All-Star Break. They’ve been good, but is it good enough?


Christian Vazquez (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Mazz: Christian Vazquez May Have Been Part Of Red Sox’ Problem, Not The Solution

A rather suspicious series of events preceded Christian Vazquez’s demotion to Triple-A.



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