Tony Massarotti

WBZFM_Bio_Tony_MassarottiSportscaster Tony Massarotti hosts a show on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston. He is the co-host of “Felger and Mazz” on 98.5 The Sports Hub and can be heard from 2-6 pm ET. 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. Email Tony at


LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California.

Massarotti: NBA Rumor Mill Kicks Into Overdrive

When did NBA Draft week and the lead-up to free agency become such a whirlwind of rumors and activity?


Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors defends LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second quarter in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Massarotti: Why Did NBA Finals Improve After Game 2?

NBA officials started calling more fouls after Game 2 of the NBA Finals, which slowed the pace of games and gave the Cavs a chance.


Scooter Gennett #4 of the Cincinnati Reds rounds the bases after hitting his fourth home run against the St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park on June 6, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Massarotti: Scooter Gennett Hit 4 Home Runs In A Game… Seriously?

Scooter Gennett, the Reds’ second baseman, hit four home runs in a game to ruin one of baseball’s last meaningful individual achievements.


A general view of the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors game during the first quarter at TD Garden on December 11, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Warriors defeat the Celtics 124-119.

Massarotti: Celtics, Lakers And NBA Win Lottery

The Celtics and Lakers will pick first and second in the 2017 NBA Draft, but the NBA might just be the biggest lottery winner.


Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets looks on from the dugout during the fourth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field on May 9, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

Massarotti: Matt Harvey Going Downhill Fast

Mets’ pitcher Matt Harvey apologized for blowing off last Saturday’s game, but he really should apologize for his pitching.


Adam Jones #10 of the Baltimore Orioles walks off the field after the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on May 2, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Massarotti: Adam Jones And Racism At Fenway

As the racist taunts of Orioles’ Adam Jones from a few Fenway fans show, Boston and baseball’s fight against racism isn’t over.


A detailed view of the pick is in for the #2 overall pick by the Philadelphia Eagles during the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.

Massarotti: Fans Are Ruining Sports

Sports evokes strong feelings, but some fans — those who attend the NFL Draft or call the USGA with tiny rule violations — go too far.


Aaron Hernandez sits in the courtroom of the Attleboro District Court during his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Odin Lloyd.

Massarotti: The End For Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez, former Patriots tight end who was serving a life sentence for murder, probably couldn’t live with himself anymore.


LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers waits during a 125-120 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Massarotti: NBA Eastern Conference Belongs To LeBron, Cavs

LeBron James and the Cavaliers’ blowout of the Celtics last night should put to rest any talk of their vulnerability in the East.


Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders looks to pass against the Denver Broncos at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 6, 2016 in Oakland, California.

Massarotti: Raiders Spurn Oakland For Las Vegas

Las Vegas Raiders always has had a nice ring to it, and the team and city seem to mesh perfectly, even two years ahead of the move.



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